Everding, August, German opera director and administrator; b. Bottrop, Oct. 31, 1928; d. Munich, Jan. 27, 1999. He received training in piano and also took courses in Germanic studies, philosophy, theology, and dramaturgy at the univs. of Bonn and Munich. From 1959 he worked regularly at the Munich Kammerspiele, later serving as its Intendant (1963–73). From 1973 to 1977 he was Intendant at the Hamburg State Opera, and from 1977 to 1982 at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, where he subsequently was Generalintendant of the Bavarian State Theater (1982–93). In 1993 he became founder-president of the Bavarian Theater Academy. In addition to staging operas during his tenures in Hamburg and Munich, he worked as a guest opera director at the Bayreuth Festival, the Savonlinna Festival, London’s Covent Garden, N.Y/s Metropolitan Opera, and other music centers. He publ. Mir ist die Ehre widerfahren: An-Reden, Mit-Reden, Aus-Reden, Zu-Reden (Munich, 1985), Wenn fur Romeo der letzte Vorhang fallt: Theater, Musik, Musiktheater: Zur aktuellen Kulturszene (Munich, 1993), and, with A. Kluge, Der Mann der WOO Opern: Gesprache und Bilder (Hamburg, 1998).
K. Seidel, Die ganze Welt ist Buhne: A. E. (Munich, 1988).
—Nicolas Slonimsky/Laura Kuhn/Dennis McIntire