Klaus Bertisch (dramaturge) studied English and German language and literature, pedagogy and artistic education in Frankfurt. From 1979 to 1987 he was a dramaturge at the Oper Frankfurt. Klaus worked for the Siemens Kultur Program in Munich and for opera houses and festivals in Germany, Belgium, France and Austria. At the Volkstheater München he was a dramaturge and actor at the world premiere of Franz Helms Kaktus. As a director he realized the project Verschollen in Essen, The Rake's Progressand Groots en meeslepend wil ik leven(Ansink / Martinů / Puccini) in Amstelveen in collaboration with Marcel Sijm and staged recitals with lyrics by Rilke, Heine, Goethe and Mörike.
In the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Klaus directed Die lustige Witwe and De Spelers,and serveral solo performances at Opera Studio Nederland. With Willy Decker he worked as a dramaturge for Der Ring des Nibelungenin Dresden, Die tote Stadtand La Traviataat the Salzburger Festspiele and Death in Venicein Barcelona; and with Dale Duesing for L'étoileat the Staatsoper Berlin. With Pierre Audi he collaborated in Amsterdam, Brussels, Salzburg, at the Ruhrtriennale and in Madrid.
Klaus was a lecturer in theatre sciences at the University of Amsterdam. Publications: the collection Schwanenmärchen, a book about director Ruth Berghaus and numerous contributions to books and magazines. Since 1990 he has been a dramaturge with De Nationale Opera.