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(Richard Wagner)

Selcuk Cara - Transforming
World premiere in the context of the application for the title European Capital of Culture 2025
on the former Reichsparteitagsgelände Nuremberg


Reviews - Stage Production 2020


"Selcuk Cara:= Between genius and madness - Fabulous egomaniac"
SZ-Süddeutsche Zeitung / South German Newspaper


Reviews - Film Production 2021

1. Hollywood New Director (Honorable Mention)
2. International Independent Film Festival Philadelphia ("Official Selection")
3. Chicago International Arthouse Film Festival (Semifinal)
4. Rhode Island International Film Festival
"RIIFF has been a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards since 2002. It is my pleasure to inform you that your film "THE MASTERSINGERS OF NUREMBERG" has been selected. The festival is in collaboration with Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island."

(Selcuk Cara: concept, editing, spoken text, stage-director, set design, costume design, lighting design, film-director, screenplay, film editing, production management)


(Richard Wagner)

Selcuk Cara - Transforming
World premiere Prague State Theatre 2018
German premiere Internationale Maifestspiele Wiesbaden 2019
Leipzig Opera House/Gewandhaus Orchestra 2022


Reviews - Stage Production 2022

"The program booklet is right: It really is a "Gesamtkunstwerk" (universal artwork) what the director and former opera singer Selcuk Cara has tailored to the heroic tenor Andreas Schager with "Fascination Wagner". The applause for the scenes and the bursting bravos want to take no end. Schager himself has to brake the audience to be able to continue at all."

Reviews - Stage Production 2018/2019


"Fabulous, the production is beautiful."
"This performance is fantastic. Truly an experience."
ARD - Studio Prague

An incredibly coherent, highly emotional production that deserves every form of superlative.
History was made with this Richard Wagner opera premiere.
Opera Magazine

(Selcuk Cara: concept, editing, stage-director, set design, costume design, lighting design, film-director, script, film editing, production management)

"White Rose" / "Weiße Rose"

(Udo Zimmermann)

Selcuk Cara - Transforming
Opening Brahms Festival 2019


Reviews - Stage Production 2019


"Poignant, dense, dramatic! ... Plays and sings as if in a trance."
NDR Culture

"For Selcuk Cara: reduction is one of the most powerful stylistic devices the opera world has to offer."
Hamburger Abendblatt

"Thus began a production of Udo Zimmermann's "White Rose" that impressed all the senses. If Zimmermann's examination of the resistance against Hitler's Germany is in itself a moving, even oppressive work, the impression is reinforced by Selcuk Cara's staging."
nmz - Neue Musikzeitung 

(Selcuk Cara: concept, editing, spoken text, stage-director, set design, costume, lighting design, production management)


(B. Brecht / H. Eisler / F. Dostoyevsky)


Selcuk Cara - Transforming
Opening Brecht Festival 2017


Review - Stage Production 2019

"Easy answers? Not with Selcuk Cara: - he makes exciting, rousing theater!
Brecht would have liked that!"
ARD German Television

"To open a Brecht festival in an unusual place so brilliantly, 
is an outstanding achievement."
Brecht Research /International Brecht Society

(Selcuk Cara: concept, editing, spoken text, stage-director, set, costume, lighting design)