Dr. Ulrike Hessler
Born in Kassel. Following studies of modern German and French literature at the Ludwig-Maximilian University in Munich she worked from 1980 to 1984 as an academic assistant at the faculty of German language and literature education at the University of Eichstätt as well as contributing free-lance texts to magazines and radio stations. In 1984 she earned a Ph.D. as a student of Wolfgang Frühwald in Munich with a dissertation on German exile literature. She has been with the Bavarian State Opera since 1984, initially as an assistant to the press spokesperson, since 1988 as press spokesperson. Since 1993 head of the public relations division and member of the directorate. As of the beginning of the 2001/2002 season director of public relations and program development.