Board of Directors
Since 2012, André Kraft has been a member of the management board and is responsible for marketing and communications at the Komische Oper Berlin, which was named „Opernhaus des Jahres“ in 2013 and was awarded „Opera Company of the Year“ in 2015. Until 2012, he was press officer of the Komische Oper Berlin.
Kraft has been working in the cultural PR-practice for more than 20 years. He has a master’s degree in information science (second subject: computer science), and is educated as a mediator, coach and trainer. Kraft is part of Steering Committee Marketing & Communications of Opera Europa (the network of European opera houses).
Kraft has previously worked for the international cultural center “ufaFabrik Berlin”, “Bar jeder Vernunft” and for the largest German boulevard theater “Komödie & Theater am Kurfürstendamm”. Kraft is also active as a PR agent for Actress Dagmar Manzel. He teaches culture PR and develops communication strategies for all kinds of cultural institutions.
For him music-theatre is the high end form-art of communication, as it is the high end form of art. (Photography by Jan Windszus Photography)
Barbara van Lindt
Barbara Van Lindt studied philosophy in Antwerp and Leuven and obtained a postgraduate degree in theater studies in Leuven. She cooperated with the Antwerp European Capital of Culture 1993 Project as an employee of performing arts. She gained experience in communication and programming at various art centers: Monty (Antwerp) and STUK (Leuven), respectively.
In 1997, Van Lindt founded the theater workshop “Gasthuis” in Amsterdam, where she was Artistic Director until the end of 2001. In 2002, Barbara Van Lindt returned to Belgium to lead “wp Zimmer”, a workshop for dance and performance. She worked as a program officer at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Brussels in 2006, contributing to the intercontinental dialogue between artists, producers, curators and audiences.
2009-2018, Van Lindt worked as the Managing Director of DasArts, the international master of theater at the Amsterdam University of the Arts (AHK). In this position, she was responsible for the daily management of the master and the artistic and educational development of the curriculum.
Audrey Jungers is currently General Manager of Opera Europa, the European association of opera companies and festivals, which holds several conferences and specialist forums every year as well as the Opera Management Course, and runs OperaVision.
Having grown up on stage and around the stage as a ballet dancer, musical theatre performer, and young friend of the opera, Jungers confirmed her love for the performing arts while devoting her free time as a teenager to creating the European young opera friends group Juvenilia, in parallel to her university marketing studies in Brussels and professional theatre and dance course in London. She holds a Master Degree in Marketing & Advertising from Solvay Business School, a Certificate of Higher Education in Theatre Dance from London Studio Centre/Middlesex University and a ballet teacher Associate Diploma from the International Society of Teachers of Dance.
Upon graduation, she joined the communications department of the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, first as assistant to the press officer, then as young audiences’ manager. In 2003, she joined Opera Europa, where she has contributed to expanding the network to 190 members in 42 countries and developing the services offered. She was also in charge of co-productions, rentals and sales for La Monnaie for 3 seasons.