Nils Neimann


Musicologist, dramaturg and stage director.


Nils Niemann was born in Wolfenbüttel, Lower Saxony and studied musicology and German language and literature at the University Hamburg. As musicologist, stage director for opera and as dramaturg he is active in manyfold ways in the musical life – both by organisation and artistic work.

Since 2015 he is intensely busy with studying arabic language, culture and music.


He is author of many articles and some books dealing with different musical topics, f. e. the history of the tradition of brass choirs in the evangelic church. As a stage director and specialist in the field of historic performance practice he staged many opera productions and was responsible for the training of singers in that field. He worked for example with internationally well recognized organisations like Opernakademie München, Musica Bayreuth, Händelfestspiele Halle, Semperoper Dresden, Musikfestspiele Potsdam Sanssouci or the Boston Early Music Festival and also for the  musical universities at  Hamburg, Dresden, Leipzig, and at the UDK Berlin. He cooperated with many internationally well-known artists like Wolfgang Katschner, Stephen Stubbs, Paul O´Dette, Axel Köhler und Dorothee Oberlinger. Between 2007 he developed concert and theatre performances for the opera summer Sanssouci. Since 2009 her regularily works as stage director for the historic „Liebhabertheater Schloss Kochberg“ in Thuringia (associated with the Klassik Stiftung Weimar). Here, he developed with Nabil Alarbaain successfully a concert with arabic literature and music.