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Teresa has been working as an opera and revival director since 2011 after graduating with a master's degree in Theatre and Cultural Studies in Berlin. She gained extensive experience as an assistant director at the Deutsche Oper Berlin and the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden, working with directors such as Vera Nemirova, Elisabeth Stöppler, Dietrich Hilsdorf, David Herrmann, Ole Anders Tandberg, Christof Loy and Immo Karaman. Her work on international and touring productions has taken Teresa to the Salzburg Easter Festival, Opernhaus Graz and the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, amongst others, as well as South Korea and Bulgaria.
Teresa made her debut as director at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden with a production of Francesco Cavalli’s opera LA CALISTO (2014). She also directed the world premiere of BÜCHNERS FRAUEN by Paul Leonard Schäffer, EIN SOMMERNACHTSTRAUM: MODERN TIMES (which closed the Philharmonie Essen's 2015 season) and Grigory Frid’s THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK (for the opening night of the first Anne Frank Memorial Day in Frankfurt/Main in 2017).
In 2016 Teresa was appointed co-director of the new children’s opera club at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, initially working with William Robertson and later taking over as sole director. Over three seasons she and her team devised the music theatre productions DIE BERLINER STADTMUSIKANTEN, DONKY SHOT and ZWISCHENWELTEN with children aged 8-12. Now working as a freelance director, Teresa staged a well-received production of Arnold Schoenberg’s PIERROT LUNAIRE in the Tischlerei of the Deutsche Oper Berlin in March 2019.