Magnus Tessing Schneider (dk)
Magnus Tessing Schneider (born 1975) holds an MA in Theatre Studies, a PhD on the dissertation The Charmer and the Monument: Mozart’s Don Giovanni in the Light of Its Original Production (University of Aarhus, 2009) and works as assistant lecturer at the Dpt. for Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Copenhagen, teaching dramaturgy and theatre historiography. He is a board member of the Society of Nordic Theatre Researchers, co-editor of the theatre periodical Teater 1 and co-founder of the Nordic Network for Early Opera. Primary research areas are classical drama (Shakespeare), Italian operatic dramaturgy (Monteverdi, Händel, Mozart, Verdi) and the relation between scenic and musical performance practice, especially between the classical arts of singing and acting. Debut as a stage director in 2007 with a production of Monteverdi’s Orfeo at the old Court Theatre in Copenhagen, starring Mathias Hedegaard and based on Magnus’ master thesis The Renaissance Dismembered: A Dramaturgical Analysis of Claudio Monteverdi’s Opera L’Orfeo.