Dublin-born Caroline Staunton is currently based in Berlin, where she works at the Berlin State Opera with responsibility for revival productions of repertoire works. She has worked on repertoire including Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde and Strauss’s Die Frau ohne Schatten with directors such as Claus Guth, Stefan Herheim, Katie Mitchell and Dmitry Tcherniakov. She also co-founded the pop-up opera company, Puccini’s Toaster, for which she has directed a series of site-specific productions, including Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas and Puccini’s La bohème. Before moving to Berlin she was an assistant director in Theater Freiburg, where she also directed Der Sängerkrieg der Heidehasen by James Krüss.
She has also directed many theatre productions, including pieces for the Dublin Fringe Festival (The Marowitz Hamlet, Bulgakov’s Black Snow).
She made her Irish National Opera debut with Mozart’s The Opera Director in April 2018.