Adriana Hernandez Flores

Stage Direction

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 and Aeneas”, 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.

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

Remember Me.

“Dido & Aeneas” Opera by H. Purcell

Direction: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Film with live music.

MDW Studio Bhüne – 2021

Remember me is a 40-minute mockumentary-film based on Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas, with live music and abstract scenes of Tanztheater. The story is told through interviews of the opera’s characters and abstract moments that have been filmed in various locations in Vienna, inspired by the Tanztheater work of Pina Bausch and Alexander Eckman.

It is originally intended to be projected on a cinema screen with live orchestral music, with the use of a contemporary element in the original baroque composition, the electric guitar.

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

This stage adaptation offers a condensed rendition of ‘Le Nozze di Figaro,’ drawing inspiration from Mozart and Da Ponte’s original narrative while cleverly integrating themes from the contemporary Me Too movement. Presented in the format of a Mockumentary Film, the production skillfully weaves comedic interviews with the opera’s characters, providing insightful commentary alongside dynamic on-stage scenes. Enhanced by the accompaniment of the renowned Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, this innovative production has garnered widespread acclaim for its successful fusion of classical opera and timely social commentary

Don Giovanni’s Ende.

“Don Giovanni” Opera by W.A. Mozart

Direction: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Live stage – Final Act

MDW Probe Bhuene – 2019

This production offers a contemporary interpretation of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” drawing parallels between the opera’s themes of power, desire, and moral ambiguity with the modern-day Mexican drug cartel culture. Through vibrant characters like Don Giovanni, Donna Anna, and the Commendatore, the opera delves into the dynamics of violence, corruption, and societal power structures. As the story unfolds, it explores the seductive allure of wealth and the consequences of unchecked ambition, all set against the backdrop of a society grappling with issues of justice, morality, and the pursuit of pleasure. Amidst this turmoil, the opera incorporates elements of Mexican culture, including the vibrant celebration of the Day of the Dead, adding a layer of spiritual depth to the narrative as the souls of the deceased haunt the characters, serving as a reminder of the inevitability of mortality and the consequences of their actions.

Così fan tutte.

“Così fan tutte” Opera by W.A. Mozart

Direction: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Live with film – Adaptation

MDW Probe Bhuene – 2018

In a dystopian world dominated by technology, young people connect and explore relationships through dating apps and social media. At the Trattoria “Don Alfonso,” the owner, Don Alfonso, challenges the youth’s obsession with the virtual by proposing a game involving the very technology he despises. As the game unfolds, couples become entangled in a whirlwind of love, loyalty, infidelity, and the struggle between the real and the virtual. With a touch of comedy, drama, and intrigue, the story explores the complexities of modern relationships in an increasingly digital age.

Vamonos pal norte.

Ein Opernkabarett in zwei Akten und einer Entführung

Author and director: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Cabaret medley with videos

ATHELIER Theater – 2017

With the intention of showcasing a part of what happens daily to Mexican and Latin American people attempting to cross the US border, Adriana Hernández Flores has created the new show “Gemma nach Norden” with the “Divas Mexicanas”. In a musical and theatrical performance, the intertwining of five different stories on the train heading north is presented.

Assitance

  • Location: LandesTheater Linz
  • Regie: Hermann Sneider
  • 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

Direction

Max Reinhardt 150 Jübileum

Several Theater and Opera Scenes

  • Date: 09/09/2023
  • Location: Schloß Lepoldskron, Salzburg
  • Regie: Michael  Sturminnger
  • Co-Regie: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Salzburger Festspiele 2023

Operacamp

  • Date: 22/07/2023
  • Location: UNIVERSITÄT MOZARTEUM —
    MAX SCHLERETH SAAL
  •  Regie: Adriana Hernandez Flores

Salzburger Festspiele 2022

Operacamp

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