Mira Bartov began her musical education at The Nordic Conservatory of Music. She was then trained as an actress at Drama Centre London. After studying philosophy, literature and history of ideas at The University of Stockholm she was educated as an opera director at The Academy of Opera in Stockholm, where she graduated 2005. Since then she has freelanced as a director and has staged many operas and musicals such as Rigoletto, Faust, The Marriage of Figaro and The Pearlfishers at Folkoperan, Chess and Prosperos Garden at GöteborgsOperan, Alice in wonderland and Die Entführung aus dem Serail at Le Grand Théâtre de Genève, Don Giovanni at Malmö Opera and Copenhagen Opera Festival, The Magic Flute at Norrlandsoperan and Madama Butterfly at Oscarsborgoperaen in Norway.
Mira has also translated and written several librettos. Between 2007-2011 she was the Artistic Director at Folkoperan in Stockholm. 2008 she became a Professor of Performance in musical drama at The Academy of Music and Drama in Gothenburg.
Since 2015 she is Dean at the Academy of Opera in Oslo, Norway.
Upcoming engagements are e.g. “The Greek passion” by Martinu at Wermlandsoperan and “Under en kvinnas hjärta” by Sven David Sandström at Piteå kammaropera.
”In her sensational debut with Rigoletto last September, Mira Bartov showed, on the same stage, not only how a classical opera can be successfully updated, but also explored in all its paradoxes. She showed us the passion of cruelty and innocence of the overly experienced. In this production of ”Shit också”, one can also sense Bartov’s almost reckless will to make opera speak to us and show its whole heart. She presents opera as an unparalleled, complex art form of here and now.”
(Dagens Nyheter, 2007)