After graduating from University for Music & Theatre Hamburg in 2006 and studies at Hanns Eisler School of Music (Berlin) Julia Huebner directed several contemporary operas and musical pieces. She attended a scholarship at Salzburg Festival in 2003 for a Masterclass Schauspiel.


The opera education project Iolanta by Tchaikovsky with internationally acclaimed orchestra Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen was nominated for the Young European Award. The music theatre production at German National Theatre Weimar in season 2012/13 La Fabbrica Illuminata was awarded with the Goetz-Friedrich-Award, the most prestigious prize for a young opera director in Germany. Her sensational production of George Bizets Carmen succeeded at Opera Halle. An adaptation of Mozarts Zaide by playwright Nora Schuessler with artists from Syriah and Africa as well as with outstanding classical musicians from Munich and Stuttgart was hailed at Theater Augsburg.


In July 2016 she staged The Flying Dutchman as a Young Peoples Opera Project during Bayreuth Festival.


She worked as directors assistant und revival director for productions by Harry Kupfer, Barrie Kosky and Kirill Serebrennikov at Komische Oper Berlin. She was the revival director for Kirill Serebrennikovs production Il barbiere die Siviglia at Theater Basel in Switzerland. At Opéra national du Rhin Strasbourg as well as at Nationaltheater Mannheim she was in charge for the revival of the coproduction Pelléas et Mélisande.

From season 2019/20 she joined as dramaturg in Laura Bermans new team at the Staatsoper Hannover. There she will also direct an opera for children as well as the operetta Polnische Hochzeit at Staatsoperette in Dresden in April 2021.




Alongside directing Julia Huebner has worked in various cultural institutions and positions:


As an assistant director for theatre and opera productions she has worked in various theatres in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Belgium.

Julia has also been part in Production Management for „Art of our times“ under the direction of Laura Berman during Bregenz Festival, Austria and for the congress „The UNDEAD- life sciences and pulp fiction“ (Kampnagel Hamburg/German Federal Cultural Foundation). There she was responsible for dramaturgy for the performance „Ulrike ´s Brain“ by Canadian filmmaker Bruce LaBruce.


In Autumn 2011 she has worked for Mobile Academy in Turku, Finland, on „100 conversations about being silent in 4.33 hours“. Until May 2012 she was personal assistant to the artist´s management in the international opera agency Opera-Connection Berlin. Furthermore Julia Huebner held production management and stage training for Oper Oder Spree, a festival supporting international young professional opera singers in Brandenburg.

She lives in Berlin and Hannover.



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