Curriculum

Daniel Bohr is the first-born son of the legendary actor, singer, composer, film and TV producer José Bohr and of his wife Bertita, a professional musician and sociologist.

Daniel was born i Buenos Aires (Argentina) and spent his childhood and younger years in Chile, where he completed his education, studying languages, music and architecture. He speaks perfect spanish, english, italian, french, danish and norwegian, and manages in german and portuguese.

Daniel Bohr started his theatrical activities in Chile, in the 60’s being the first one to present authors like Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter and Samuel Becket, also becoming one of the pioneers of chilean TV, creating and producing programmes for Channel 13 in Santiago.

Daniel Bohr moved to Spain with his family in 1964, and thus began a stay in Europe which has now lasted for more than 40 years. After finishing his studies of Architecture in the University of Madrid, he was trained in Filmscript and Direction at The Official Film School in Madrid.  He then founded and directed El Nuevo Teatro Experimental, introducing authors like Eugene Ionesco, Harold Pinter, Silvio Giovaninetti, Jean Tardieu, Jean-Clarence Lambert, René de Obaldia, Rubén Dario, Pablo Picasso and many others for the spanish audiences.

He was the creator of a series of Espectáculos Integrales, the first ones to be produced with audiovisual techniques for the stage in Spain, performing in Madrid, Barcelona, and on wide national tours, as a part of intensive campaigns for popular culture.

Daniel Bohr was awarded the Prize to Best Director Director at the Festival Internacional de Teatro de Barcelona in 1967  and the Theatre Prize “Yorick" the year after, being also acclaimed by the critics for his theatre poroductions and for his work for Television. He was appointed director of the Compañía Nacional Moratín, he directed a series of short films and he produced programmes for Radio Nacional de España and TVE, also being responsible for national tours over all of Spain with his theatrical productions.  Among some of the titles he put on stage during those pioneering years were "El Castigo sin  Venganza" by Lope de Vega, "La Vida es Sueño"  by Calderón de la Barca, "Cara de Plata" by Valle Inclán, "Diary of a Scoundrel” by Ostrowsky, "The Hostage” by Brendan Beham, "Tres Sombreros de Copa" by Miguel Mihura, "Diary of a Madman” by Nicolas Gogol", "La Baye...!" by Philippe Adrien, ”The Lover” and “The Dumbwaiter” by Harold Pinter, ”The Lesson” and “The Bald Singer” by Ionesco, as well as the zarzuelas "La Dolorosa", "La Tabernera del Puerto", "La Rosa del Azafrán" y "La del Manojo de Rosas".

Daniel Bohr established himself in Denmark in 1972, and his work during these past years includes dramas, comedies, classic tragedies, operas, operettas, musicals, productions for Radio and TV, as well as experimental theatre. He was a resident director at  The Royal Theatre in Copenhague, The Artistic Director of Den Jyske Opera (National Danish Opera), the General Manager and Artistic Director of the Aalborg Theater. He has been a teacher at the Danish Film School in Copenhagen, a teacher of acting at The Royal Opera Academy and at The Royal Danish Conservatory of Music, having directed big productions for almost every theatre in the country, among which one finds works for The Royal Theatre, The Municipal Theatre in Odense, the Municipal Theatre in Aalborg, Det Danske Teater, the Ny Teater in Copenhague, the Gladsaxe Teater and the Mercur Teater, some of his most interesting productions having been the operas: "Faust" by Gounod, "La Traviata" by Verdi, "Cavalleria Rusticana" by Mascagni, "Pagliacci" by Leoncavallo, "Le Nozze di Figaro" by Mozart, "The Holy Communion" by Arrabal/Werner,  “Eight Songs for a Mad King”  by Maxwell Davies, "Blue Beard’s Castle" by Bartok,  and eight different versions of "Cosi Fan Tutte"  by Mozart.

Some of the operettas which Daniel Bohr has directed in Denmark are "The Merry Widow” by Lehar, "Bocaccio" by von Suppe, as well as "The Gipsy Baron”, “Die Fledermaust” and “A Night in Venice”  by Strauss.

Among his drama productions are works by Shakespeare, Aristófanes, Alejandro Casona, Victor Lanoux, William Douglas Home, Marsha Norman, Elliot & Tiber, Jean Genet, Marty Martin and Terrence McNally, and he has directed a great number of musicals, as "Anything Goes" and "Kiss Me, Kate" by Cole Porter, "Attention: Fragile!", “West Side Story”, “Peter Pan, “Annie”, “The Sound of Music”, and  "You Are a Good Man, Charlie Brown".

Among Daniel Bohr’s productions for danish  TV are ”Cosi Fan Tutte" by Mozart, "A Florentine Tragedy" by Zemlinsky/Oscar Wilde, "La Voix Humaine" by Poulenc/Cocteau, "So Much Has Been Created" by S.E. Werner, "The Garden Wall" by Ib Nørholm, and "A Dream of Freedom"  by Neruda/García Lorca.

Daniel Bohr moved  to Norway in 1985 having been appointed Managing Artistic Director of The Bergen International Festival. Here he worked with some of the major figures in  the international music of our time: Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Birgit Nilsson, Teresa Berganza, Sherrill Milnes, Christa Ludwig,  Gundula Janowitz, Katia Riciarelli, Simon Estes, Aldo Ceccato, Miriam Makeba, Lucia Popp, Alicia de la Rocha, Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, Sixten Ehrling, Leif Ove Andsnæs and Paavo Berglund, among many others.  Daniel Bohr’s productions for the Bergen International Festival count among others "Christus" by Franz Liszt, the ballet "Victoria" based on the novel by Knut Hamsun, "La Atlántida" and "La Vida Breve" by Manuel de Falla, "Porgy and Bess" by Gershwin, The Eighth Symphony  by Mahler, Tchaikowsky’s “Jeanne d’Arc”,  and  the Hungarian Operetta Galla by Kalman/Lehar, as well  as the world premiere of the musical “Which Witch” and various other commisions.

 The activities of Daniel Bohr in Europa, appart from his long lasting relationship with The Royal Theatre in Copenhaguen, include productions for L’ Ópera de Marseille ("Der Rosenkavalier" by R. Strauss), for Sadler's Wells in London ("The Garden Wall" by Nørholm), for Le Theatre des Champs Elysees in Paris ("Bris/Collage/K" by Lambert),  for the Opera in Gothenburg ("Werther" by Massenet), for the Grieghallen in Bergen ("Don Carlos", "Il Trovatore", “La Traviata” and "Aida" by Verdi and "Eugen Onegin" by Tchaikowsky), for the Norske Teater in Oslo (the musicals "The Wizard of Oz" and “Musical Musikal”, and the dramma "Master Class" by Terrence McNally), for The National Opera in Warsaw ("Rigoletto" by Verdi and New Year’s Galla 1995), for Vest Norges Opera (La Cenerentola” and “Il Barbiere di Seviglia” by Rossini , “Cosi Fan Tutte” by Mozart), as well as lectures and Master Classes in Sweden, Norway, Holand, Italy, the USA and Latin America.

 Daniel Bohr has dedicated a great part of his professional life to Norway and Denmark since 1989, obtaining a great success with the production and direction of great musicals, such as “The Sound of Music”, by Rodgers & Hammerstein,  "Annie", “Annie Warbucks”, "Oliver!", "Hello, Dolly!", "The Wizard of Oz", "Godspell", "Peter Pan", "West Side Story" by Leonard Bernstein, and appart from all the titles which have been named before, with drammatic productions for the main Municipal Theatres in Oslo,Haugesund,Molde (Norway) as well as for the leading Municipal Theatres in Denmark, and for Privat Teater and the Ny Teater in Copenhaguen.

 After directing the world premiere of the musical drama “Marlene Dietrich, a Blue Angel” in Copenhague (march 2000), followed by a national tour in Denmak, Daniel Bohr directed the same play in spanish, as well as “El Màgico Prodigioso" by Calderón de la Barca for Fila Siete S.L. in Spain. During the following two seasons he re-directed his production of ”La Traviata” for The Royal Opera House in Copenhaguen, following the world premiere of the danish opera-musical ”Egtved Pigen”” at the Musikhuset in Århus (Denmark). With the world premiere of the dramma by Sanchis Sinisterra ”La Raya en el Pelo de William Holden”  for Artibus in 2001, Daniel Bohr returned to Madrid. A national tour of Spain followed, and the production achieved a whole year of performances.

 Daniel Bohr returned to Denmark directing the world premiere of the musical “Julius” as well as the operetta by Johan Strauss “Die Fledermaus” for Den Ny Opera. Then have come productions of “La Cenerentola” and “Il Barbiere di Seviglia by Rossini  for the Opera in Bergen, as well as a production of “Musical Musikal”  for the National Television in Norway.

 During the year 2003, Daniel Bohr directed “Marlene Dietrich, A Blue Angel”  at the  Victoria Theatr in Oslo, as well as Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “The Sound of Music” for the Ny Teater in Cop enhaguen and “La Traviata” by Verdi at the Grieghallen in Bergen.

 In 2004, a new production of “Annie” was directed and produced by Daniel Bohr at Sentrum Scene in Oslo and in 2005 came the European premiere of “Annie 2” (“Annie Warbucks”) at Chateau Neuf in Oslo, as well as the world premiere of the  opera-musical “Some Sunny Night” in Norway and in The Great Hall of the People, in Bejing.

 In 2006 Daniel Bohr directed the production of a new world premiere, the danish musical drama “Peter Sabroe”, following “The Blue Carrousel”, a new danish musical. During the same year, Daniel Bohr created a new production of “Some Sunny Night” for The Sorg Opera, Ohio (USA), and in Central Park in Nueva York. An still one more new production of “Some Sunny Night” for UNESCO  at the Theatre du Residence Palace in Brussels.

During the first months of 2007, Daniel Bohr directed “Suor Angelica”  by Puccini and “Dreaming Blue” by Libby Larsen for Vest Norges Opera/Bergen, in Norway.

During the summer of 2007, Daniel Bohr directed the world premiere of the new danish musical “Light Over Skagen”, which was performed all over Denmark for half a year, and in november he directed a new production of Verdi's "Un Ballo in Maschera"  at the Grieghallen, for Opera Bergen.

In 2008 Daniel Bohr has directed the danish premiere of Phillip Glass' "The Fall of the House of Usher" for Den Fynske Opera, and he has been teaching at The Danish Musical Academy in Fredericia.

The new danish musical "The Night of the Stars" was to be Daniel Bohr's newest production, with a World-premiere in february 2009. Unluckily, the production company, Nyt Dansk Musikteater, had to close down and the production was cancelled just two weeks before starting rehearsals.

The world-premiere of "Eleven Minutes", an operamusical based on the novel by brasilian author Paulo Coelho will be directed by Daniel Bohr at Den Fynske Opera, opening on march 12th.2010.

 

 The production of “The Sound of Music” directed by Daniel Bohr for the Ny Teater in Copenhaguen, was awarded the prestigious Reumert Prize for the Best Musical Show in Denmark in 2004, and he has been nominated for the danish OV-Prize 2008 for his direction of Philip Glass' "The Fall of The House of Usher".

 

Daniel Bohr’s biography has been published in the following international publications:,The Blue Book of Denmark,  "Who is Who in Europe", "International Dictionary of Biography", "International Book of Distinguished Leadership"  as well ads "Who is Who in Cultural Life in Norway" and "The International Book of Honour" (American Biographical Institute).