Désirée Meiser is the initiator, co-founder and artistic director of Gare du Nord, the new music station in Basel.
She completed her degree in acting at the University of Music and Theater Hannover. After her involvement at the Staatstheater Darmstadt in 1988, she worked with Frank Baumbauer at the Theater Basel, until 1993. In the following years, she worked as a singer, actress and/or director, especially in the field of music theater. Since the opening of the Gare du Nord in 2002, she (until 2008 together with the dramaturg Ute Haferburg) is the artistic director. Over the past 15 years, she has staged several music theater productions and successively established the ‘Gare du Nord’ as a venue for contemporary music theater with the series of musical theater forms.