Michael Levine


The renowned Canadian designer’s work can also be seen this season at the Dutch National Opera (Alexander Raskatov’s A Dog’s Heart), La Scala (Don Giovanni), and the Israeli Opera (Madama Butterfly). Levine regularly collaborates with major directors, among them Tim Albery and Robert Carsen. Among his extensive opera credits internationally are Madama Butterfly, Parsifal, and Mefistofele (Metropolitan Opera); Elektra, Capriccio, I Capuleti e i Montecchi, The Magic Flute, and Les contes d’Hoffmann (all at the Opéra National de Paris); Die Frau ohne Schatten (Vienna State Opera; Hansel and Gretel and Carmen (Netherland's Opera); The Queen of Spades (Zurich); The Rape of Lucretia and L’incoronazione di Poppea (Glyndebourne); Between Worlds (English National Opera); and Candide (London’s English National Opera, La Scala, Théâtre du Châtelet). His many acclaimed designs for Canadian Opera Company include the Ring cycle, Idomeneo, Wozzeck, and Bluebeard’s Castle/Erwartung. In London, in addition to designing The Beautiful Game (West End), Levine has also created designs for the Olivier Award-winning A Disappearing Number (Barbican Centre). Among his other prestigious awards are the Toronto Arts Award (1997) and the Syndicat de la Critique award (1991). In 2011 he received the Distinguished Artist Award from the International Society for the Performing Arts.

Previously at Lyric: Seven operas since 1991|92, most recently Eugene Onegin (2016|17), (2007|08) Tannhäuser (2014|15); Dialogues des Carmélites (2006|07).

Last updated: February 26, 2017