Marina Abramović, Pelléas et Mélisande

To celebrate the centenary of Claude Debussy's death this year, Opera Vlaanderen brings to the stage a new production of Debussy's only completed opera,...

Christof Hetzer, Tristan und Isolde

Christof Hetzer's suggestive sets for Pierre Audi's Tristan und Isolde by Richard Wagner were first seen at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and...

Julie Mehretu, Only the sound remains

Peter Sellars' Staging of  Kaija Saariaho's new opera Only the sound remains world premiered at the Dutch National Opera in 2016 opening the Opera...

Michael Levine, Madama Butterfly

In Ted Huffman's new production of Madama Butterfly, as in many of his works, the performance begins with an empty scene to which scenic...

Paolo Fantin, La Damnation de Faust

⇒ Also available in Italian / Disponibile anche in Italiano This new production of Hector Berlioz' La Damnation de Faust, staged by Italian director Damiano Michieletto,...

Daniel Buren, Daphnis et Chloé

Daphnis et Chloé is a ballet in one act by Maurice Ravel. This production, choreographed by Benjamin Millepied, was first performed at the Opéra national...

Etienne Pluss, La Bohème

Claus Guth's new production of La Bohème premiered on December 1 at the Opéra national de Paris - Opéra Bastille. Far from any cliché, Claus...

Alfons Flores, Tristan und Isolde

Alfons Flores' set design for La Fura dels Baus production of Wagner's Tristan und Isolde is now on stage at the Gran Teatre del Liceu of...

Klaus Grünberg, Pelléas et Mélisande

For this production of Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande that world-premiered in Berlin last 15 October, Klaus Grünberg and co-designer Anne Kuhn conceived a real theatrical machine for the...

Urs Schönebaum, Répons

Last October 6 and 7 in New York, Park Avenue Armory presented an unprecedented realization of composer Pierre Boulez's spatial masterpiece Répons. A composition...

William Kentridge and Sabine Theunissen, Wozzeck

Last August, the Salzburger Festspiele staged William Kentridge's new production Wozzeck. Scenography Today has spoken to the set designer, Sabine Theunissen, who gave us insight into...

Jan Versweyveld, The things that pass

The things that pass (De dingen die voorbijgaan in Dutch) is a co-production of Toneelgroep Amsterdam and Toneelhuis created at the Ruhrtriennale in 2016. It...

Katrin Lea Tag, Dido and Aeneas

Purcell's Dido and Aeneas staged by renowned Australian director Barrie Kosky premiered at the Frankfurt Opera seven years ago and after having appeared at...

Stefano Poda, Lucia di Lammermoor

Stefano Poda's production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor premiered yesterday at the Lausanne Opera, Switzerland. The drama of the main character Lucia, alone in her struggle against...

Katrin Lea Tag, Bluebeard’s Castle

Barrie Kosky's production premiered at the Frankfurt Opera in 2010/2011 and, after an appearance at the Edinburgh Festival in 2013, is now revived in...

Annemarie Woods, Rinaldo

Ted Huffman's production of Handel's Rinaldo is on stage at the Frankfurt Opera, Germany, from 16 September to 3 October 2017 Rinaldo is the first...

Robert Wilson, Pelléas et Mélisande

Wilson's production of Debussy's Pelléas and Mélisande is on stage at Opéra national de Paris from 19 September to 6 October 2017 Like Tristan and Isolde,...

Raimund Orfeo Voigt, Tartuffe

Tartuffe has premiered in June 2017 at Residenztheater, Munich, Germany. It will be back on stage this October. Regarded as a masterpiece of comic drama...

Christian Schmidt, Aida

Aida was performed at the Salzburger Festspiele, Austria, over the month of August 2017     Iran born, New York based visual artist Shirin Neshat has directed...

Pier Luigi Pizzi, La pietra del paragone

At Rossini Opera Festival, Pesaro, Italy - August 11 - 20, 2017 The revival of this production from 2002 signed by Pier Luigi Pizzi is...

Sasha Waltz, Kreatur

Ahead of the 25th anniversary of her company, Sasha Waltz returns to her roots in her artistic work. She has always sought dialogue with...

Marko Japelj, disTANZ

At Ballett Zürich from May 27 (world premiere) to July 2 A huge paraboloid made of a polygonal metal grid hangs and tilts above and behind the...

Christian Schmidt, Rigoletto

Rigoletto is back on stage at Opéra National de Paris from May 27 till June 27. Claus Guth's production of Rigoletto premiered in April 2016 at the...

Sabine Theunissen, Lulu

Lulu is back on stage at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma, until May 30. Artist and director William Kentridge's staging of Alban Berg's Lulu premiered in...

Urs Schönebaum, Bomarzo

World premiere at Teatro Real, Madrid, ES, on April 24. On stage until May 7 Bomarzo, which premiered in 1967, is based on the novel...

Alfons Flores, Der fliegende Holländer

Currently at Opéra de Lille, FR, until April 13 To unleash the storms of this passionate Wagner opera, La Fura dels Baus has designed a...

Stefano Poda, Faust

At the Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv-Yafo - IL, 6 to 25 March 2017. A co-production of Tel Aviv Opera, Teatro Regio di Torino, Opéra...

Robert Wilson, Edda

At Det Norske Teater, Oslo, NO | World premiere on March 4, 2017 - until May 3.   Robert Wilson's Edda is based on a text...

Michael Levine, Billy Budd

At Teatro Real de Madrid, ES | 31 January to 28 February 2017 As director Deborah Warner defined it, «Melville's Billy Budd is a multilayered...

Olafur Eliasson, Tree of Codes

At Opéra national de Paris - Palais Garnier | February 6 to 23, 2017 Tree of Codes was created in July 2015 for the dancers of the...

Maja Ziska Hotel Pro Forma, Madama Butterfly

On stage at La Monnaie / De Munt theatre, Brussels, BE | 31.01 to 14.02.2017   Madama Butterfly The story of Madama Butterfly is about the young Japanese...

Sila Sveta, Pygmalion

Pygmalion is an experimental live stage performance created by Sila Sveta. The 2-minute show combines fine choreography and digital artistry presenting a magical mixture...

Klaus Grünberg, Macbeth

    Klaus Grünberg's sets will be back on stage at Opernhaus Zürich, CH, starting April 23, 2017.   Macbeth Premiered in Florence in 1847, Macbeth is the first...

Jaafar Chalabi, Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness

Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness will be next on stage at Komische Oper Berlin, DE, on March 1, 2017.   The ballet Multiplicity. Forms of Silence and Emptiness is...

Gary McCann, Macbeth

Currently at Wiener Staatsoper, Vienna, Austria   How do ordinary people become seduced by evil? In this 2015 staging of Macbeth, which is currently back on...

Ulrich Rasche, Die Räuber

Currently at Residenztheater, Munich, DE   Two gigantic belt conveyors on a revolving platform. A merciless machine conceived by Rasche to symbolise the continuous, mankind-independent, movement...

Anish Kapoor, Parsifal

  Artist Anish Kapoor's sets for Pierre Audi's Parsifal return to the stage at The Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam, NL, starting December 6th, 2016     Anish Kapoor...

Pia Maier Schriever & Chiharu Shiota, Matsukaze

  At Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Brussels, BE in April 2017   https://vimeo.com/26101817   Pia Maier Schriever & Chiharu Shiota - Matsukaze (T. Hosokawa) - 2011 Staging Sasha Waltz Set design Pia Maier...

Paolo Fantin, Aquagranda

At Teatro La Fenice, Venice, IT starting November 4th, 2016   Fifty years after a tragic flood which hit Venice in 1966, La Fenice theatre dedicates to the memory of...

Pia Maier Schriever & Sasha Waltz, Tannhäuser

Returns to the stage at Staatsoper im Schiller Theater, Berlin, DE, starting February 27, 2017   Tannhäuser is a romantic Opera in three acts by Richard...

Martin Zehetgruber, Manon Lescaut

Currently on stage at De Nationale Opera - Dutch National Opera, Amsterdam, NL   Manon Lescaut is an opera in four acts by Giacomo Puccini first...

Johannes Leiacker, Alcina

Returns to the stage at Opernhaus Zürich, Zurich, CH, starting December 31st, 2016   Alcina is an opera by George Frideric Handel to an anonymous Italian...

Milja Salovaara, Draum om hausten

Currently on stage at the Oslo Nationaltheatret, Oslo, NO   Milja Salovaara - Draum om hausten (Jon Fosse) - 2016 Direction Trine Wiggen Set design Milja Salovaara Costume design Milja Salovaara Light design Torkel Skjærven Photo...

George Tsypin, Guillaume Tell

Sets will be on stage at The Metropolitan Opera, New York, US, starting October 18th, 2016 George Tsypin - Guillaume Tell (G. Rossini) - 2016 Direction Pierre Audi Set...

Gary McCann, Ariadne auf Naxos

Currently on tour with the Dutch Touring Opera, NL   The complex and peculiar plot of Ariadne Auf Naxos creates a series of interesting aesthetic and...

Kara Walker, Norma

  Kara Walker's Norma is currently back at Teatro La Fenice, Venice, IT.   A 2015 production of Vincenzo Bellini’s Norma is back on stage. The sets had...

Reinhard von der Thannen, Faust

At Salzburger Festspiele, Salzburg, AT, starting August 8th, 2016   Reinhard von der Thannen - Faust (Charles Gounod) - 2016 Direction Reinhard von der Thannen Set design Reinhard von der...

Hildegard Bechtler, The exterminating angel

Worlpremiere at the Salzburger Festspiele, Salzburg, AT, tonight July 26th, 2016 This opera version of Luis Buñuel’s 1962 surrealist classic film, was a long-standing ambition for Thomas...

Frank Philipp Schlößmann, Amleto

Currently on the stage of the Bregenzer Festspiele, Bregenz, AT.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MOLPITCyuyQ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QiBjt6NB8R4 Frank Philipp Schlößmann - Amleto (F. Faccio) - 2016 - Bregenzer Festspiele Direction Olivier Tambosi Set design Frank Philipp Schlößmann Costume design Gesine...

Heike Scheele, Salome

Currently on stage at The Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, DK Heike Scheele - Salome (R. Strauss) - 2011 Direction Stefan Herheim Set design Heike Scheele Costume design Gesine Völlm Light design Joachim Klein Video...

Pier’Alli, Tannhäuser

Currently at the Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing, CN Pier'Alli - Tannhäuser (R. Wagner) - 2016 - Beijing National Center for the Performing...

Hugo De Ana, Rusalka

Currently at Beijing National Center for the Performing Arts, Beijing, CN   Hugo De Ana - Rusalka (A. Dvořák) - 2016 - NCPA Beijing Direction Hugo De Ana Set design Hugo...

Ashley Martin-Davis, Falstaff

Currently on stage at The Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, DK Ashley Martin-Davis - Falstaff (G. Verdi) - 2013 Direction Peter Langdal Set design Ashley Martin-Davis Costume design Karin Betz Light design Jesper Kongshaug Photo...

Paolo Fantin, Il trittico

Currently at The Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, DK Paolo Fantin - Il Trittico (G. Puccini) - 2013 - Royal Danish Opera. Coproduced with Theater an der...

Hans Schavernoch, Der Rosenkavalier

On stage at the Salzburger Festspiele, Salzburg, AT, starting August 23rd. 2015 Hans Schavernoch - Der Rosenkavalier (R. Strauss) - 2012 Direction Harry Kupfer Set design Hans Schavernoch Costume design Yan...

Christian Schmidt, Fidelio

On stage at the Salzburger Festspiele, starting August 4th, 2015   In this staging of Fidelio, the curtain opens during the overture revealing an overscaled monumental...

Pier Luigi Pizzi, Alceste

Currently on stage at Teatro La Fenice, Venice, IT Pier Luigi Pizzi - Alceste (C.W. Gluck) - 2015 - Fondazione Teatro La Fenice Direction Pier Luigi Pizzi Set...
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