In order to strengthen his early work as an actor and director, the young Antú Romero Nunes decided to split his time between Germany (Tübingen, the prestigious Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts in Berlin) and Chile (where he worked as an assistant director in cinema and theatre). His talent was soon recognised by those he works with in German public theatres, and he began his career as a director by creating play after play, building a style based on an extremely dense and dynamic directing of actors. Antú Romero Nunes is as comfortable working with classics, which he often adapts very freely, than with contemporary authors. Between 2010 and 2013, he was director in residence at the Maxim Gorki theatre in Berlin, where he directed Oliver Kluck's Das Prinzip Meese, which won him the award for best young director from magazine Theater Heute; Rocco and His Brothers, based on Visconti's film; and Heinrich von Kleist's The Schroffenstein Family. He was then invited to perform in Essen, at the Schauspielhaus in Frankfurt, in Zurich, at the Burgtheater in Vienna, and at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg. Last June, he directed his first opera, Rossini's Guillaume Tell, at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich. He has been the director in residence at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg since the beginning of 2014.
LM, April 2014
© portrait picture Armin Smailovic