Luc Bondy was a Swiss theatre and film director. Trained in Paris with the theatre teacher Jacques Lecoq, he received a job in 1969 as an assistant at the Hamburg Thalia Theatre. In a surprise, he took over in 1985 after the resignation of Peter Stein at the Schaubühne in Berlin, he worked as a producer of both plays and operas at the Salzburg Festival, in 1985 as a director at the Vienna Festival. He was the director of the most recent version of Tosca, by Puccini, at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Both the opera, as well as the director, were greeted by loud boos on opening night, 21 September 2009; the reception was negative. James Levine, the music director at the Metropolitan Opera likened the production to a'Hitchcock movie' and the cultural critic for the New York Times, Charles McGrath, felt that the new production was a part of Gelb's mission to transform the Met by emphasizing theatricality. In an interview after the premier of Marc-André Dalbavie's opera Charlotte Salomon, Bondy was asked whether his being Jewish had anything to do with his having directed the production.
"So I said to her this is a production about a Jewish artist...the subject is the story of Charlotte Salomon" said Bondy, who walked out on the interviewer. He died on 28 November 2015 in Zurich. 1971: Der Narr und die Nonne by Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz at Göttingen 1973: Die See by Edward Bond at the Munich Residenztheater 1974: Glaube, Hoffnung by Ödön von Horvath at Hamburg 1977: Man spielt nicht mit der Liebe by Alfred de Musset at the Schaubühne, Berlin 1980: Happy Days by Samuel Beckett at Cologne 1980: Yvonne, die Burgunderprinzessin by Witold Gombrowicz at Cologne 1982: Macbeth by William Shakespeare at Cologne 1983: Sommer by Edward Bond at Munich 1984: Das weite Land by Arthur Schnitzler at the Théâtre des Amandiers in Nanterre 1985: Triumph der Liebe by Marivaux 1989: Le conte d'hiver by Shakespeare, at Nanterre-Amandier 1989: Die Zeit und das Zimmer by Botho Strauß, at Berlin 1990: The Winter's Tale by Shakespeare, at the Lehniner Palace 1992: Schlußchor by Botho Strauß at Berlin 1993: John Gabriel Borkman by Henrik Ibsen at the Théâtre de l'Odéon, Paris 1993: Das Gleichgewicht by Botho Strauß, at the Salzburg Festival 1994: Die Stunde da wir nichts voneinander wußten by Peter Handke 1999: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, at the Vienna Festival 2000: Drei Mal Leben by Yasmina Reza, at the Burgtheater in Vienna 2002: Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler, at the Burgtheater in Vienna 2004: Cruel & Tender by Martin Crimp, at Young Vic, London 2005: Die eine und die andere by Botho Strauß, at Berlin 2005: Viol by Botho Strauß, after Titus Andronicus, at Odéon, Atelier Berthier, Paris 2010: Sweet Nothings by David Harrower from Arthur Schnitzler's Liebelei at Young Vic, London 1986: Così fan tutte by Mozart, at Amandier, La Monnaie, Wiener Festwochen 1989: L'incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi, revised Philippe Boesmans, at Amandier, La Monnaie 1990/1: Don Giovanni by Mozart, at Wiener Festwochen 1992: Salome by Richard Strauss, at the Salzburg Festival, Royal Opera House 1993: Reigen by Philippe Boesmans at La Monnaie 1995: Le nozze di Figaro by Mozart, at the Salzburg Festival 1996: Don Carlos by Giuseppe Verdi, at Châtelet, Royal Opera House, Opéra de Lyon, Edinburgh Festival 1999: Wintermärchen by Philippe Boesmans, at La Monnaie 2000: Macbeth by Giuseppe Verdi, at Wiener Festwochen, Scottish Opera 2001: The Turn of the Screw by Benjamin Britten, at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2003: Hercules by Handel at Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Opéra National de Paris, Wiener Festwochen, De Nederlandse Opera 2005: Julie by Philippe Boesmans, at La Monnaie, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence 2005: Idomeneo by Mozart, at Teatro alla Scala, Opéra National de Paris 2009: Tosca by Puccini, at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City.
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The Economy of Prestige: Prizes and the Circulation of Cultural Value. Harvard University Press. ISBN 9780674030435
Nadja Sieger is a Swiss comedian, writer and producer, better known as Nadeschkin of the comedian duo Ursus & Nadeschkin. Born 1968 in Zürich, Nadja Sieger attended a Gymnasium in Zurich. Before she received the baccalaureate in 1988, she has been working as a street performer with Urs Wehrli, is acting since 1987 as Nadeschkin. In 1989 Nadia Sieger toured with Karls kühne Gassenschau. In 2004 she featured in the Swiss television film Fremde im Paradies, 2005/2006 as co-author in a film not yet shown, as director in the independent theater scene and since 2005 from time to time as Jazz singer. On 22 December 2010 Nadja Sieger's son was born. Just for fun, Nadja Sieger is member of the Lindy Hop Dancer. In 2013 Nadja Sieger acted as voice actress in the Swiss-German animation film S'Chline Gspängst, she wrote as columnist in the Swiss newspaper Berner Zeitung. In October 2014 Nadja Sieger was involved as producer of the comedians Starbugs and director of their 2014/2015 tour. On 29 September 2016 the duo started its 30 year celebration tour.
Ursus & Nadeschkin started in 1987 as street performers, in 2002 they became the leading act and headline of the Swiss National Circus Knie, performing 257 times during the 2002 season tour and having an audience totaling one million spectators. As in 2014, they acted in about 2,705 productions in small theaters, theater and concert halls, so in Austria, Italy, former Yugoslavia and Switzerland, as well as in Australia, in the UK and the USA. 1996: Scheinbar Preis Berlin 1997: Prix Walo 1999: Schweizer Kleinkunstpreis «Goldener Thunfisch» 2000: New York Fringe Award for best comedian theater, international Fringe. Festival 2000: Prix Walo 2001: Deutscher Kleinkunstpreis 2001: Award by the Canton of Zürich 2001: Salzburger Stier 2004: Leipziger Löwenzahn 2008: Hans-Reinhart-Ring award 2009: Swiss of the year, 3rd place 2011: Publikumsliebling, Arosa Humorfestival 2012: Ehren Cornichonas Nadeschkin of the comedian duo Ursus & Nadeschkin 2004: Fremde im Paradies as Flora 2007: Was gibt es Neues? as herself 2013: S'Chline Gspängst Official website Ursus & Nadeschkin Nadja Sieger on IMDb
Ruedi Walter or Rudolf Walter, was a Swiss comedian, radio personality, stage and film actor starring in Swiss German language cinema and television and stage productions. Born in Solothurn, Canton of Solothurn in Switzerland to Pauline née Furter and Paul, Hans Rudolf Häfeli's family moved from Solothurn to Basel in 1921. There he attended the primary school, the college for mathematics and natural sciences and the business school where he graduated at the Maturität level. Still in Basel, Walter began an apprenticeship at a company for bakery and confectionery supplies that went bankrupt, assumably in 1937 he moved to France, where he attended lessons at the Sorbonne and language lessons in Paris, he worked as a volunteer and as an administrator in London at the Twining-Crossfield tea company. In 1939 Walter returned to Switzerland where he was hired as an employee of the advertising department of the Maggi company in Kemptthal. In August 1939 Ruedi Walter was drafted on occasion of the mobilization of the Swiss Army to perform military service during World War II.
Trained by Eva Bernoulli and Margit von Tolnai and at the Basel conservatory, from 1941 Ruedi Walter and his sister Gertrud Heffler, worked as side jobs in small roles at Stadttheater Basel. From 1943 to 1946 Walter played in Alfred Rasser's Cabaret Cactus in Basel, among others in Rasser's productions "HD soldier Läppli" and "Democrat Läppli". In 1944 he joined the Swiss soldiers stage Bäretatze, from 1948 to 1950 he was a member of the Cabaret Cornichon ensemble in Zürich. There he met Margrit Rainer, with whom he first appeared as cabaret duo in 1951 as a "Ehepaar Ehrsam" in the popular satirical radio program "Spalebärg 77a" and in numerous popular dialect plays and farces. Walter and Rainer were during thirty years the most popular entertainment duo in Switzerland. At the Schauspielhaus Zürich, they had great success in "Die Kleine Niederdorf-Oper" and in 1954 in "Der schwarze Hecht". Great touring successes were among others the dialect adaption of Arthur Lovegrove's "Goodnight, Mrs. Puffin!" in 1969, in 1977 "D'Mueter wott nur s'Bescht", in 1980 "Potz Millione", both directed by Rainer's spouse Inigo Gallo.
At Schauspielhaus Walter played among others, in 1956 the blind eunuch Loby in the premiere of Friedrich Dürrenmatt's play Der Besuch der alten Dame, in 1984 the title role in the premiere of "Dr neu Noah". In addition, Walter worked from 1969 to 1985 under the direction of Jörg Schneider in several children's fairy tales and musicals at the Bernhard-Theater Zürich, where in 1980 Walter played alongside Jörg Schneider in the Swiss German adaption Warte uf de Godot. After Margrith Rainer's death, Walter toured from 1983 to 1985 with "Drei Männer im Schnee" and in Mary Chase's "My Fründ Hanspi". Ruedi Walter was a popular actor who played adorable-smart roles, shaping the hearts of his audience, he sat always for professional dialect theater and appeared in numerous vernacular versions of modern dramas, including as Karl Knie in Jörg Schneider's dialect edition of Carl Zuckmayer's "Katharina Knie" in 1985 in a circus tent at Zürichhorn, in the title roles of television adaption of Molière's The Miser and The Imaginary Invalid.
Walter embodied numerous other roles in film and television, in various recordings of Swiss German language farces. Walter was a citizen of the municipality of Dübendorf in the Canton of Zürich where he lived in his late years, citizen of Seengen in the Canton of Aargau. Irène Camarius, a Swiss actress born as Marthe Irène Liechti, Walter married in 1962, they had two children, lived in Gockhausen, a locality of Dübendorf. Until his death Walter stood on the stage and on the movies, though his eyesight subsided, he died unexpectedly on complications after a knee surgery: Ruedi Walter rests at the cemetery of Buch am Irchel. The appreciative designation Volksschauspieler used by the Swiss press, remained for years without a comment by Ruedi Walter. Shortly before he died, Walter said: The term takes me proud, because I feel accepted by the people as one of them. Ruedi-Walter-Strasse in Zürich-Oerlikon was named after the popular actor. Walter was a good actor one of the best that Switzerland had.
1986: Prix Walo Publikumsliebling 1984: Hans Reinhart-Ring 1978: Prix Walo 1990: Bingo 1988: Klassezämekunft 1984: Der Besuch der alten Dame 1978: Die kleine Niederdorfoper 1971: Der Kapitän 1968: Die sechs Kummerbuben 1961: Die Ehe des Herrn Mississippi 1961: Demokrat Läppli 1959: Hinter den sieben Gleisen 1958: Die Käserei in der Vehfreude 1955: Polizischt Wäckerli Ernst Reinhardt: Ruedi Walter. Spuren eines Schauspielerlebens. Friedrich Reinhardt Verlag, Basel 1984, ISBN 3-7245-0549-3. Ruedi Walter on IMDb Michael Gautier: Walter, Ruedi in German and Italian in the online Historical Dictionary of Switzerland, 3 April 2013. Ruedi Walter on the website of the Swiss national television SRF
Dimitri Jakob Muller, known as Dimitri was a Swiss clown and mime artist. He changed his name to Jakob Dimitri. Dimitri was born in Ascona, Switzerland in 1935; when he was seven years old he decided. After graduating from school, Dimitri became an apprentice potter while studying theater, he went to Paris to study under Etienne Decroux Marcel Marceau. In 1959, he was hired as an Auguste by a whiteface clown, he created his own solo mime act, received with much acclaim during the 1962 International Mime Festival in Berlin. In 1971, Dimitri founded with his wife Gunda a theater. In 1975, he founded the Scuola Teatro Dimitri in Verscio, now Terre di Pedemonte, it is a small performing arts college in the Swiss national higher education system. In 1973, he was awarded the Grock prize, appeared with New York's Big Apple Circus, he has performed in many other countries across the globe. He was inducted into the International Clown Hall of Fame in 1995, he died at the age of 80 on July 2016 in Borgnone, Ticino.
Dimitri preferred performing solo in theaters with no scenery. His act was motivated with his comic logic and playful spirit allowing him to incorporate a wide variety of circus skills. Interaction with the audience was an integral part of both his stage acts; the finale of his show was to play four saxophones simultaneously. He was a published author and songwriter, operated a theater company with his wife Gunda, in Verscio, in the canton of Ticino in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland; the Clown Dimitri official website The Clown Dimitri official Facebook website Teatro Dimitri in Verscio Natalia Genni. "Dimitri". In Andreas Kotte. Theaterlexikon der Schweiz / Dictionnaire du théâtre en Suisse / Dizionario Teatrale Svizzero / Lexicon da teater svizzer. 1. Zürich: Chronos. Pp. 472–474. ISBN 978-3-0340-0715-3. LCCN 2007423414. OCLC 62309181
Käthe Gold was an Austrian actress. Born in Vienna, she trained in that city as an actress and went to Bern and Munich. In 1932 she went to Berlin, where she remained until 1944, it was during those years that she had her greatest successes on the stage in plays such as Goethe's Faust, Shakespeare's Hamlet, Ibsen's A Doll's House. In 1944 Gold went to Zurich, in 1947 she returned to Vienna, where she played at the Burgtheater. Gold's stage career prevented her from appearing in many movies. Of the few films in which she did act, The Girl from Barnhelm and, after the war, Rose Bernd and Karl May are notable. On TV she played Linda opposite Heinz Rühmann in a 1968 German language version of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, she had two guest appearances in the TV series, Der Kommissar. Käthe Gold died in her native Vienna. Amphitryon Another World The Girl from Barnhelm Eyes of Love Palace Hotel Rose Bernd Karl May 1936: State actress in Berlin 1952: Chamber actress in Vienna 1960: Hans Reinhart Ring 1963: Austrian Cross of Honour for Science and Art 1965: Josef Kainz Medal for the presentation of Mistress Page in The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Burgtheater 1967: Gold Medal of Vienna 1977: Grand Silver Medal for Services to the Republic of Austria 1982: Honorary Ring of Vienna 1988: Gold Film Award for many years of excellent work in the German film industry Käthe Gold on IMDb Photographs of Käthe Gold