BIO

SELECTION OF FILMS

Hannah Arendt (von Trotta)
Vision from the Life of Hilda von Bingen (von Trotta)
The Discovery of Curried Sausage (Wagner)
Zentropa (von Trier)
Voyager (Schloendorff)
M. Butterfly (Cronenberg)

The Sicilian (Chimino)
Rosa Luxemburg (von Trotta)
Lola (Fassbinder)
Marianne and Juliane (von Trotta)
Berlin Alexanderplatz (Fassbinder)

FILM + THEATER AWARDS

Best actress award, Venice Film Festival
Best actress award, Cannes Film Festival                          
Best actress award, Montreal World Film Festival            
Two-time nominee, European Film Awards                      
Three-time winner in Gold, German Film Awards          
Grimme Award in Gold                                                        
Three-time Best Actress Winner, Bavarian Film Awards   
Best Actress, German Academy Awards                        
Actress of the Year, Theater Heute  
Fellini Award for Outstanding Work in Cinema

JURIES  

Cannes Film Festival                                                          
Tokyo Film Festival                                                            
Berline Film Festival                                                        
Moscow Film Fesitval

DIRECTORS

Margarethe von Trotta                                                          
R.W. Fassbinder                                                                    
Lars von  Trier                                                                  
Michael Cimino                                                                      
Tim Robbins  
John Torturro                                                                 
David Cronenberg                                                            
Cindy Sherman                                                                
Giorgio Strehler                                                            
Serge Gainsbourg                                                        
Hans Steinbichler                                                        
Andreas Kleinert                                                                  
Ulla Wagner                                                                      
Volker Schloendorf

TV

 Twelve Monkeys, Syfy Channel

SELECTION OF THEATER

Danton's Death (Büchner)                      
The Master Builder (Ibsen)          
Quartett (Mueller)                                
The Cherry Orchard (Mann)        
Because He Can (Kopit)  
Shakespeare: A Midsummer Night's Dream, As You Like It, Othello   

Selection of CONCERTS

Pierrot Lunaire (Schoenberg)
Gurre Lieder (Schoenberg)
Cassandra (Jarrell)
Peter und der Wolf (Prokofiev)
Jeanne d'Arc au Bucher (Honegger)
Im wunderschoenen Monat Mai 
(Deleeuw/Schubert/Schumann)
Ein Sommernachtstraum (Mendelssohn)

performed with
Berlin Philharmonic
Vienna Philharmonic                
Cleveland Philharmonic                    
Los Angeles Philharmonic    
Schoenberg Ensemble              
Saint Louis Symphony        
Philharmonia Orchestra London 

performed in
Paris, London, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Madrid, Rome, Tokyo, Salzbourg, Los Angeles, New York 

CONDUCTORS

Claudio Abbado                          
Reinbert DeLeeuw                               
Esa Pekka Salonen                          
David Robertson 
Marc Albrecht
Joseph Pons

X-PATSYS PERFORMANCES

New York (Highline Ballroom, Bowery  Ballroom, Le Poisson Rouge), Miami, Berlin, Munich, Paris    

MUSIC AWARDS

Echo Klassik                                      
Edison                                            
Grammy Nomination 

LANGUAGES                                

German                                            
English                                              
French                                                                                                                  


 

Barbara Sukowa is one of the most internationally well known German actresses. She has received numerous awards for her work in film and on stage. 

Barbara Sukowa is one of the most internationally well known German actresses. She has received numberSukowa started as a stage actress in major German Theaters. Her roles included Marion in Büchner's Danton's Death and Helena in A Midsummer Night's Dream. Other Shakespeare roles in Europe were Rosalind in As You Like It and Desdemona in Othello. Sukowa also performed in Ibsen's The Master Builder. The Marquise de Merteuil in Heiner Mueller’s Quartett in Salzburg Festival. Amsterdam , Stockholm , Hamburg (2010). In the US, she has worked in productions of The Cherry Orchard and in Arthur Kopit’s Because He Can.

Her break through in cinema came with her portrayal of Mieze in Rainer Werner Fassbinder'Berlin Alexanderplatz (1980), which earned her the Best Young Actress Award in Germany. Her performance of the title role in Fassbinder’s Lola earned her a German Film Awards (Gold) award. Her performance in Margarethe von Trotta’s Die bleierne Zeit (Marianne and Juliane, 1981) earned her a Best Actress Award at the Venice Film Festival. She received “Best Actress Award“ honours at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival for her work in von Trotta's Rosa Luxemburg. In 2008 she received Best actress Award  at the Montreal World Film Festival for her role in Ulla Wagner's The Invention of Curried Sausage. She is a three-time recipient of the prestigious Bavarian Film Award for her roles in the Name of Innocence, Vision from the life of Hildegard von Bingen and Hannah Arendt.

Sukowa has also developed a further career as a classical music narrator and singer. She has performed the speaker's role in Arnold Schönberg'Pierrot Lunaire, first with the Schoenberg Ensemble under Reinbert de Leeuw. Other performances have been with ensembles in Paris, London, Berlin, St. Petersburg, Madrid, Rome, Tokyo, Salzburg, Los Angeles, and New York City with conductors Marc Albrect, Esa Pekka Salonen, and David Robertson. She has performed the Speaker's role in Schönberg's Gurrelieder with the Berlin Philharmonic and Claudio Abbado, and the Los Angeles Philharmonics under Esa –Pekka Salonen, and is the Speaker on the recording with Abbado and the Vienna Philharmonic. She narrated Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf both in concert and on the recording, as well as a recording of Mendelssohn’s music for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. She has performed in Arthur Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher and Kurt Weill’s The Threepenny Opera. She performed the speaking role in the US premiere of Michael Jarrell's Cassandre in March 2006 at Carnegie Hall the New York City with musicians from the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. At Carnegie Hall she sang the US premiere of “In The Wonderful Month of May” an adaptation of Schubert and Schumann Lieder by Reinbert Deleeuw and the Schoenberg Ensemble.  The recording by Winter&Winter received an Echo Klassik, an Edison Award and a Grammy Nomination.

Sukowa is also the front singer of the Band the X-Patsys , which she founded with visual artists Jon Kessler and Robert Longo. Their recently released CD “Devouring Time" was named a "Best New Release" in Germany.