Per Boye Hansen

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Per Boye Hansen, 2018

Per Boye Hansen (born 11 October 1957 in Oslo) is a Norwegian opera director.


Hansen studied theatre studies and musical theatre direction in Oslo and Essen.
In 1983 he founded the Oslo Summer Opera; in 1988 he was assistant director at the Cologne Opera.
From 1990 he worked as an artist’s agent in Oslo.

From 2003 to 2005 he worked as operations and opera director at the Komische Oper Berlin.

From 2005 to 2011 he directed the Bergen Festival.[1] In 2011 he was appointed to the committee of the International Ibsen Prize.[2]

Hansen became head of Den Norske Opera & Ballet in 2012. However, he announced in May 2015 that his contract would not be extended beyond August 2017. The reason for this was a lack of mutual understanding.[3][4] On 1 August 2019, he took over as head of the association of the National Theatre and the State Opera in Prague

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Individual references

  1. The festival in Bergen is becoming the most important cultural meeting placeBerlin Newspaper
  2. Kulturdepartementet:Ny komité for Den internasjonale, 28 January 2011, retrieved 28 May 2015 (Norwegian).
  3. After Oslo Opera Head from Frankfurter Neue Presse, 31 May 2015
  4. Jan Brachmann:Opera without music.Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, 28 April 2017, retrieved 28 April 2017.