Raphael von Bargen
Born in Hamburg, Raphael von Bargen studied at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and was taken on directly from there by the Burgtheater in Vienna. While still a student he performed in such productions as »Alma und Falco – A Cyber Show« (director: Paulus Manker), and as Puck in »Ein Sommernachtstraum« directed by Stephanie Mohr, with whom he also developed »Angriffe auf Anne« in the Rote Bar of the Volkstheater and Gottschalk in »Das Käthchen von Heilbronn« at Klagenfurt City Theatre.
In 2002, Raphael von Bargen was nominated for the Nestroy Prize as Best Newcomer for his performance as Hippolytos in »Phaidras Liebe« (director: Michael Wallner) at the Volkstheater/U3 in Vienna. His most important work at the Burgtheater includes »Das Maß der Dinge« (director: Igor Bauersima), »Der Entertainer« (director: Karin Beier), »Schutt« (director: Sandra Schüddekopf) and »Mozart Werke Ges.m.b.H.« (directors: Franz Wittenbrink/Stephanie Mohr). In 2006/2007, Raphael von Bargen moved to Vienna's Volkstheater where he played, among others, the following lead parts: Tom in »Dogville« (director: Georg Schmiedleitner), Cliff in »Cabaret« (director: Michael Schottenberg), Alex in »Am Strand der weiten Welt« (director: Ramin Gray), the title role in »Clavigo« (director: Stephan Mueller) and the title role in »Peer Gynt« (director: Michael Sturminger), for which he was awarded the Karl Skraup Prize in 2009. He performed for the first time at the Reichenau Festival in 2010 in the first performance of Daniel Kehlmann's »Ruhm« (director: Anna Maria Krassnig) followed by »Spion Oberst Redl« (director: Michael Gampe) in 2011.
Raphael von Bargen has been working on a freelance basis since the start of the 2010/2011 season. In 2011, he played the Guard in »Antigone« (director: Stephan Mueller) at the Volkstheater, for which he was nominated for the 2011 Nestroy Prize in the category »Best Supporting Actor«.