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From 2011 to 2017, Andreas Gergen was opera director at the Landestheater Salzburg. Among his most important works as a director are "I Am From Austria", "Don Camillo & Peppone" and Moritz Schneider's and Michael Reed's "The Visit" for the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien,"Carmen" at the Felsenreitschule Salzburg, as well as the operetta "Viktoria und ihr Husar" for the Seefestspiele Mörbisch. The latter was awarded with the BR-Klassik Operetta Prize 2016.

He directed more than 80 operas, operettas and musicals, such as "The Magic Flute", "Hansel and Gretel" and "La belle Hélène" (Staatstheater Saarbrücken), "Madama Butterfly", "La Traviata" and "La Bohème" (Haus für Mozart, Salzburg), "The Count of Monte Cristo" (world premiere, Theater St. Gallen), "Jekyll & Hyde" and "West Side Story" (Theater Magdeburg), "Kiss Me Kate", "Frau Luna", "Die Fledermaus", "The Sound of Music", "Greek", "La Cage aux Folles", "Jonny spielt auf", „Fidelio“, "Il mondo della luna", 14 "Spamalot", "Much Ado About Nothing“ (Salzburg State Theater), "Dällebach Kari" and "The Visit" (world premiers, Thunerseespiele), "Die Fledermaus" (Opéra de Nice), "Hairspray" (Munich, Merzig, Tecklenburg), "Sunset Boulevard", "Cats" and "Rebecca" (Freilichtspiele Tecklenburg), the German permiere of "The Addams Family" (Musik und Theater Saar) and "Shrek" (Capitol Theater Düsseldorf), as well as the world premiere of the musical "Zzaun!" (Staatsoperette Dresden). In cooperation with the Bayerische Theaterakademie August Everding, he staged "Big Fish" at the Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen. As a specialist for musical world premieres, he established his name with productions like "Meine Stille Nacht" (My Silent Night) (Felsenreitschule Salzburg) and "Der Mann mit dem Lachen" (Staatsoperette Dresden).

Andreas Gergen was managing and artistic director at the Schlossparktheater Berlin. There, he staged the European premiere of the Broadway hit "Urinetown", the operetta "Wie einst im Mai" and Heymann's "Die drei von der Tankstelle". Later, he became artistic project manager at Stage Entertainment in Hamburg, where he was involved in the productions of the musicals "Der Schuh des Manitu" and "Ich war noch niemals in New York". For the Vereinigte Bühnen Wien, he directed the widely acclaimed semi-staged concerts of "The Phantom of the Opera" and "Love Never Dies".

He staged Michael Kunze's and Dieter Falk's "Luther – Projekt der 1000 Stimmen" at the Westfalenhallen Dortmund. From 2011 to 2014, he was chairman of the Bundeswettbewerb Gesang Berlin.