Argentine choreographer Teresa Rotemberg makes her Royal Opera debut in the 2019/20 Season as the choreographer for Jenufa.
Rotemburg was born in Buenos Aires. She is the founder of the Zürich-based dance company Company MAFALDA, which she has led for nearly twenty years, performing in the Netherlands, and well as in South America, Central America and South Africa. Her opera choreography credits include Rigoletto and La bohème (Opéra Bastille) for Claus Guth, The Queen of Spades (Salzburg Festival) for Hans Neuenfels, María de Buenos Aires (Theater Orchester Biel/Solothurn) for Olivier Tambosi, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Vienna State Opera) and Carmen and Tiefland (Zürich Opera) for Matthias Hartmann, Prince Igor (Vienna Volksoper) for Thomas Schulte-Michels, Das Rheingold, Die Walküre and Götterdämmerung (Budapest Wagner Days festival) for Hartmut Schörghofer and La traviata (English National Opera and Theater Basel) for Daniel Kramer. She has also worked for the ballet company of Deutsche Oper am Rhein and for Saarbrücken State Theatre. In 2019 she was honoured with the Swiss Dance Award for her choreography for Vicky sets sail.
Rotemburg is also a director: her credits include 4.48 Psychosis for Theater Münster, Der gestiefelte Kater and Aschenputtel (Puss in Boots and Cinderella) for Theater Biel and in Solothurn and Cabaret for Schlosstheater Celle. She made her opera directing debut in 2015 with Turnage’s Greek for Theater Bern.