Eva Wagner-Pasquier was Deputy Director of the Bayreuth Festival from 2008 to 2015.
Before moving to the Vienna State Opera, she was casting director for Leo Kirch's Unitel for 11 years. There she was responsible for more than 30 opera and 120 concert films.
From 1984 to 1987 she was opera director of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and from 1987 to 1993 programme director of the Bastille Opera in Paris. She has worked with many renowned theatres in Europe and America.
Eva Wagner-Pasquier, she worked as artistic advisor at the Theater du Chalet in France and the Teatro Real in Spain, as well as at the Festival d'Aix en Provence and its affiliated European Academy.
She is a member of the advisory committee of the Birgit Nilsson Foundation and the Filarmonica di Bologna. She also holds an honorary doctorate from the French Legion of Honour "Chevalier de la legion d'honneur" and has held the Bavarian Order of Merit since 2016.