Adriana Hernandez Flores

Stage Direction

I believe that collaboration, curiosity, innovation and community are at the heart of performing arts and that every human being deserves to experience the pleasure of art. Today more than ever, we need channels of expression to help us examine the world and ourselves. - A. Hernandez Flores

After a singing career in Mexico City and Vienna, Adriana Hernandez Flores (Mexico, 1985) solely focuses on stage direction. With a master degree in Musical Stage direction at the MDW-Musik und Darstellendekunst Wien  University, she stands out with a fresh, team-driven, orginal and surrelistic style, directing pieces like “Cosi fan tutte”, “Don Giovanni” and “Dido y Eneas”, and assisting productions in Salzburger Festspiele and Theater and der Wien, with artists like Anna Netrebko, Michael Sturminger, Barrie Kosky, Alan Lucien Oyen and John Malkovich.

Le nozze di Figaro.

“Le nozze di Figaro” Opera by W.A. Mozart

Direction: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Reduced Opera with film.

Univertität Mozarteum Salzburg – MAX SCHLERETH SAAL  – 2023

Remember Me.

“Dido & Aeneas” Opera by H. Purcell

Direction: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Film with live music.

MDW Studio Bhüne – 2021

Don Giovanni’s Ende.

“Don Giovanni” Opera by W.A. Mozart

Direction: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Live stage – Final Act

MDW Probe Bhuene – 2019

Così fan tutte.

“Così fan tutte” Opera by W.A. Mozart

Direction: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Live with film – Adaptation

MDW Probe Bhuene – 2018

Vamonos pal norte.

Ein Opernkabarett in zwei Akten und einer Entführung

Author and director: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Cabaret medley with videos

ATHELIER Theater – 2017


  • Location: Salzburger Festspiele 2023
  • Regie: Michael Sturmninger
  • Location: Theater an der Wien
  • Regie: David Marton
  • Conductor: Patrick Lange
  • Location: Theater an der Wien
  • Regie: Tobias Kratzer
  • Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
  • Ninetta: Nino Machaidze
  • Location: Turnée in Europa
  • Regie: Michael Sturminger
  • Performer: John Malkovich
  • Première Date: 25/08/2021
  • Location: Salzburger Festspiele, AUSTRIA
  • Music by: G. Puccini
  • Tosca: Anna Netrebko
  • Conductor: Marco Armiliato
  • Regie: Michael Sturminger
  • Première: 12/12/2019
  • Location: Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, BELGIUM
  • Music by: Antonin Dvorak
  • Conductor: Giedre Slekyte
  • Scene: Irene Peios
  • Choreography, Regie: Alan Lucien Oyen
  • Première Date: 25/08/019
  • Location: Salzburger Festspiele, AUSTRIA
  • Music by: Jacques Offenbach
  • Conductor: Enrique Mazzola
  • Regie: Barrie Kosky


Max Reinhardt 150 Jübileum

Several Theater and Opera Sccenes

  • Date: 09/09/2023
  • Location: Schloß Lepoldskron, Salzburg
  •  Regie: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Salzburger Festspiele 2023


  • Date: 22/07/2023
  •  Regie: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Salzburger Festspiele 2022


  • Date: 23/07/2022
  • Location: Grosse Universitäatsaula, SALZBURG
  • Music by:
  • Conductor:
  •  Regie: Adriana Hernandez Flores

“Remember me” is a short film based on the baroque opera “Dido and Aeneas” by Henry Purcell. The story is told as a mockumentary, with the difference that the interviews are alternated with abstract scenes recorded in various parts of the city of Vienna and inspired by the Pina Bauschs Tanztheater, narrating the emotional state of the characters or the intensity of the situations. It was originally designed to be projected with live orchestral music that in turn includes a contemporary element that is the electric guitar, where the actors are the actual singers.

    • Date: 25/05/2021
    • Location: Studio Bhüne, MDW, VIENNA
    • Music by: Herny Purcell
    • Conductor: Raphaela Seywald
    • Scene, Costumes, Coreography, Regie: Adriana Hernandez Flores

In the opera “Don Giovanni” we can look at the constellation of relationships and imagine the different dramatic moments as in the current Mexican society, in which violence, brutal hatred and the right of the strongest, but also passion, joy, metaphysical religious convictions, with their very lively cult of the death and the idea of ​​romanticism, love prevails. In this society, we find images and moments that fit perfectly with Mozart’s opera. At the same time, Adriana simplifies and represents the scene with cardboard boxes of different sizes that could well symbolize the transport of drugs, poverty and the fragility of each situation.

  • Date: 23/06/2019
  • Location: Studio Bhüne, MDW, VIENNA
  • Music by: W. A. Mozart
  • Conductor: Raphaela Seywald
  • Scene, Costumes, Regie: Adriana Hernandez Flores

In an era of online dating, the classic opera by Mozart, well translated to today’s society habits. With entertainment, humor and film interventions, this adaptation of “Così fan tutte” leaved the audience both amused and reflective about the new media used by the youngs to establish love relationships.

  • Date: 24-25/05/2018
  • Location: Probe Bhüne, MDW, VIENNA
  • Music by: W. A. Mozart
  • Conductor: Mennan Berveniku
  • Choreography: Irene Peios
  • Scene, Costumes, Regie: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Mit dem Gedanken, einen Teil dessen zu zeigen, was täglich mit mexikanischen und lateinamerikanischen Menschen passiert, die versuchen, die US-Grenze zu überqueren, hat Adriana Hernandez Flores mit den „Divas Mexicanas“ diese neue Show „Gemma nach Norden“ ins Leben gerufen. In einem musikalischen und theatralischen Spektakel wird die Verflechtung fünf unterschiedlicher Geschichten im Zug Richtung Norden präsentiert.

  • Date: 12/05/2017
  • Location: Athelier Ttheater, VIENNA
  • Music: Medley
  • Conductor: Nadezda Peterson
  • Script: Adriana Hernandez Flores
  • Scene, Costumes, Regie: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Other projects

Project for the Ring Award 2018 – Graz

Together with author and musician Johannes Bohn, Adriana Hernandez is working to develop a story based on Michael Ende’s Momo. This time it is Lu who, through the current system, awakens the care of the environment, giving life to an ecological story for children with music, painting and live performance.

During the quarantine due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Adriana Hernandez is confronted with the artistic task of musical theater, in her search for new ways of telling stories, she creates a collage on the myth of Orpheus and Euridice with pieces of videos, poems , voices. who in this case acted as its actors. This fact marks a new direction in the aesthetics of his later works.

  • Date: 15-16/09/2021
  • Location: Schloß Schönbrunn Theater, VIENNA
  • Music by: G.F. Händel
  • Conductor: Peter Marschik
  • Scene, Costumes, Regie: halbszenisch