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PortraitHäberli's career began with an acting training in his hometown of Bern, before he embarked on the path of director. He was employed as an assistant director at Theater Biel-Solothurn, Theater Regensburg and finally at Oper Frankfurt, where he worked with directors such as Herbert Wernicke, Thomas Langhoff, Robert Carsen, Cesare Lievi and Peter Mussbach. As a freelance director from 1990 to 2000, he was then mainly active in music theater in operas, operettas and musicals, but he regularly went on excursions into drama. Stations of his directorial work were inter alia. Biel, Passau, Braunschweig, Osnabrück, Neustrelitz, Potsdam, Regensburg, Halle, Bochum, Tel Aviv and Nantes. From the 2000 | 01 season he worked for two years as personal assistant to the artistic director and chief dispatcher at the Regensburg Theater. There, too, he regularly staged in the field of music theater, but also discovered for himself the passion to coordinate operational processes in a managerial position and to take on responsibility. Spurred on by further training in the field of cultural management, among others. At the Ludwigsburg University of Education and at the Federal Academy for Cultural Education, the Swiss set himself the goal of continuing to prove himself in a leading position. In 2002 he moved to the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern with Johannes Reitmeier. During his work at the Pfalztheater, Urs Häberli was also able to regularly prove himself outside as a guest director. In recent years he has staged, among other works. at the Halle Opera House ("Evita" and the "Wizard of Oz"), at the Feuchtwangen Cloister Festival ("Amadeus" and "Siegfrieds Tod"), "Les Misérables" at the Thuner Seepielen, "Stella" by Johann Wolfgang Goethe at the DAS Theater , Bern and “Jedermann” at the Mayen Castle Festival. Urs Häberli was also active as a lecturer and director at the State University for Music and Performing Arts, Mannheim.
As artistic director at the Pfalztheater, he opened the first season with Rossini's “Wilhelm Tell” and then directed Alban Berg's “Wozzeck”. He staged Bizet's "Perlenfischer" and Gounods “Faust” at the Innsbruck State Theater. Other productions were shown at the Pfalztheater, including Dmitri Shostakovich's "Lady Macbeth of Mzensk", Béla Bartók's "Duke Bluebeard's Castle" and Alexander Zemlinsky's "The Dwarf". With "The Tempest" by Purcell and texts from Shakespeare "Tempest", he realized another interdisciplinary work after the successful "Fairy Queen", with orchestra, singers, actors and dancers. After 20 years of loyalty to the Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, Urs Häberli said goodbye as director and from the office of artistic director with Richard Strauss “Salome”. You will be informed about future projects and productions on this homepage.