Sibylle Canonica

Sibylle Canonica, born in Bern, received her training at the Folkwang Academy for Music Theater Dance in Essen. She has performed at the Oldenburg State Theater, the Schiller Theater in Berlin, the Stuttgart State Theater, the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus and the Munich Kammerspiele. With Dieter Dorn, she moved from there to the Residenztheater in Munich for the 2000-01 season. She has made regular guest appearances at the Vienna Festival and Salzburg Festival and has worked with George Tabori, Hans Lietzau, Peter Zadek, Thomas Langhoff, Dieter Dorn, Werner Herzog, Franz Xaver Kroetz, Jan Bosse, Barbara Frey, David Bösch, Herbert Fritsch, Timofej Kuljabin, Tina Lanik, Bernhard Mikeska, Ivica Buljan, Martin Kušej and Michael Thalheimer, among others. She has appeared in numerous film productions, including Tatort, Der Alte, Oktoberfest 1900 and most recently in Der Pass. She won the Swiss Film Award for Best Actress for Bella Martha (Sandra Nettelbeck) and appeared in the Oscar-nominated film Jenseits der Stille (Beyond Silence) (Caroline Link), for which she was awarded Best Actress by the Jekatarinenburg Film Festival. Canonica is a member of the German Film Academy, a recipient of the Kurt Meisel Award, the Bavarian Order of Maximilian for Science and Art, and was appointed Bavarian State Actress in 2022. Il ritorno / The Year of Magical Thinking at the Bavarian State Opera marks Sibylle Canonica's first collaboration with director Christopher Rüping. (as 2023)