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Maxi Blaha:
Born 1972 in Vienna (Austrian and Australian citizen), studied Music and Art in at the Vienna University of Performing Arts and the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Maxi Blaha took singing training with Klaus Ofczarek and Althea Bridges and worked with Robert Lewis in New York.
Company Member at the Vienna Burgtheater. Lead engagements at the theatres of Coburg, Tuebingen, (Germany), Vienna, Linz, (Austria) and leading part at the “Purim Spil” (during the Linz 09 European Cultural Capital program).
Maxi Blaha worked also with renowned directors such as Giorgio Strehler, Andre Heller, Paulus Manker, Georg Schmiedleitner, Walter Schmidinger, Achim Benning, Gil Mehmert, Gerhard Willert, Kurt Palm, Martina Gredler, Anna Maria Krassnig, Sarantos Zervoulakos, Joshua Sobol and others.
Blaha received the audience award for “One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest” at the Bavarian Theatre Festival. 2014-2016: Premier of the English solo-piece “Soul of Fire” about Bertha von Suttner in the Austrian Parliament and World Tour (over 100 performances in Paris, Istanbul, Maribor, Rome, USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, India, Iran…).
Blaha was invited to renowned Festivals such as the International Brucknerfest in Linz, Bharat Rang Mahotsav Theatrefestival in New Delhi, World Peace Conference of the United Nations, European Parliament in Brussels, Nobel Institute in Oslo, etc.
The premiere of Blaha´s acclaimed monologue by the Austrian Nobel Prize Laureate Efriede Jelinek „I only exist as a reflection“ took place in Austria at the Ingeborg Bachman Prize Award Ceremony in 2016. More than 40 guest performances led her to Vienna, Paris, Warsaw, Istanbul, Brussels, Zürich, Maribor, London, Australia…
In 2017 the Austrian Klimt Foundation entrusted M Blaha with the exclusive performing rights of the acclaimed biographical play THAT SWEET VENNESE DARKNESS about Emilie Flöge, Gustav Klimt´s long-time partner and muse.
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of Klimt´s death in 2018 Maxi Blaha is taking on a world wide tour.