Casting & Artistic Production Management
A native of the Rhineland, Katharina Götz studied English and French literature in Bonn and France, subsequently specialising in Cultural Management through practice-based postgraduate studies. Already at this time, she took over the management of Konrad Junghänel's vocal ensemble Cantus Cölln, after which she worked with conductor Thomas Hengelbrock and his Balthasar Neumann Ensemble. Here, amongst other things, she managed the singing division of the artistic operations office and was additionally responsible for the acquisition of concerts abroad, thus steadily building up her reputation as project manager of tours, opera and concert events within the German and international music scenes. This experience would ultimately lead to her founding her own successful artist agency. Other important formative stops in her career include the Salzburg and Bayreuth Festivals, the Royal Opera House in London, the Baden-Baden Festspielhaus, the Théâtre des Champs Elysées in Paris, Monte Carlo, Tonhalle Zurich, the Lucerne Festival and the Lincoln Center New York. Her career includes significant collaborations with René Jacobs, Teodor Currentzis, Ivor Bolton, Philippe Arlaud, the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Academy for Early Music, amongst others. Important projects include the staging of "Norma" with Cecilia Bartoli at the Konzerthaus Dortmund, working closely with Pina Bausch at the Opéra National de Paris and resurrecting forgotten operas such as Steffani's "Niobe" at the Schwetzinger Festspiele. As part of the opera management team at the State Theatre of Wiesbaden, she is responsible for casting and artistic production management.