Kasper Holten


Kasper Holten is a Danish stage director and chief executive of the Royal Theater in Denmark. From 2011 to 2017, he was Opera Director of The Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. Before his time in London, from 2000 to 2011, he was Opera Director at the Royal Theater in Denmark.

He has staged more than 70 operas, plays and musicals worldwide. In 2005, he was part of the opening of The Royal Danish Opera in Copenhagen. Kasper Holten is an adjunct professor at CBS. Kasper Holten made his film directorial debut in 2011 when he made “Juan” after Mozart’s opera “Don Juan”.

Kasper Holten is internationally recognized as an opera director and is sought after all over the world for his personal and innovative approach to the greatest classics as well as the brand new, modern operas and musicals.

Kasper Holten gives lectures both nationally and internationally on how to get people to perform better through a more meaningful and subjective approach to the job. His ability to get the whole organization to perform it’s best is framed by his mindset, which reads: “We must make people cry” – a mantra that must be understood by the whole organization.