Michiel Dijkema


Studied piano at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam and the Utrecht School of the Arts. He also studied music theater directing at the Musik »Hanns Eisler« in Berlin. He was won numerous international opera directing prizes, including the second prize at the Europäischer Opernregie-Preis in 2005, first prize at the Peter-Konwitschny-Nachwuchsregiepreis and in the 2007 Eesti Teatrikunsti Muusikalavastuste Award. He has been active in Europe as a director and set designer since 2005, including productions at festivals (Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Gergiev Festival Rotterdam) and at many respected houses including the am Drottningholms Slottsteater Stockholm, the Nationale Reisopera Enschede; »Carmen« at Theater Meiningen, »Die Fledermaus« at the Novaya Opera in Moscow, and the National Opera in Talinn, »Die Zauberflöte«, »Hänsel und Gretel«, and »Hoffmanns Erzählungen« in Gelsenkirchen, »Il Barbiere di Siviglia« at the Staatstheater Wiesbaden, »La Périchole« and »Die Großherzogin von Gerolstein« at the Staatsoperette Dresden as well as »Die Entführung aus dem Serail« at the Semperoper Dresden, »Salome« at Oper Wuppertal, and »Pariser Leben« at the Volksoper Wien. Productions at the Oper Leipzig where he directed for the stage and designed the set include »Il turco in Italia « (2009/2010), »Tosca« (2011), »Faust« (2014/15), »Rusalka« (2017/18), and »Der fliegende Holländer« (2018/19).