Andreas Rosar was born in Saarland.
He studied philosophy, theology and philology in Mayence and Rome. After his studies, he turned towards the scenic arts, much influenced by Denis Krief whom he assisted during the conception of his Ring cycle. His first employment brought him to the Saarland State Theatre in Saarbrucken as assistant director, before Beat Wyrsch invited him to fill the same position at the Theatre Biel Solothurn in Switzerland, starting with the 2007/08 season.
There, he developed his first productions as a stage director. After several smaller works, he staged operas like Handel's [Ezio], Myslivecek's [Antigona] or Tchaikovsky's [Eugene Onegin]. Antigona was also shown as a competitive participation in “ARMEL Opera Competition and Festival 2011” in Hungary, where it obtained the “ARTE France Audience Award Best Production”. In addition, the “OPERNWELT Jahrbuch 2012" nominated the production as “Rediscovery of the year”.
Furthermore, Andreas Rosar has been working as an assistant director at Bayreuth Festival since 2009, where he was entrusted with the Christoph Marthaler production of “Tristan and Isolde” and Hans Neuenfels' “Lohengrin”. In 2015, he will assist Frank Castorf in his staging of “The Ring of the Nibelung”.
Since 2013, Andreas Rosar works as a freelance stage director. His second Handel production, [Alcina] in the alpine baroque castle of Brig, was his first open-air production. Besides, that same year he has developed his first own Wagner production with [The Rhinegold] in Biel Congress Hall. Currently, he is preparing a free creative project with young european artists exploring the topic of [Medea].
This season, the young stage director will implement the world premiere of a new opera written by Swiss composer Peter Roth, as well as make his Mozart debut with [Così fan tutte] for the Theatre Munster in Germany.