Michael Levine

Biography

Canadian designer Michael Levine has worked internationally as a set and costume designer for the past 35 years. Mr. Levine studied stage design at The Central School of Art and Design in London. His designs have been seen on the stages of Teatro alla Scala, Paris Opéra, Metropolitan Opera, Vienna State Opera, English National Opera, Zurich Opera, Tokyo Opera Nomori, Dutch National Opera, Flanders Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Zurich Opera, Genève Opera, San Fransisco Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Complicite Theatre Company, The Royal National Theatre, The Royal Shakespeare Company, Citizen’s Theatre and for London’s West End and Broadway. In Canada he has worked for The Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, Tarragon Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre, The National Ballet of Canada and Dancemakers.

Mr. Levine’s recent work includes The Encounter (Complicite), Benjamin Dernière Nuit (Lyon Opera), Hansel and Gretel (Dutch National Opera), Wozzeck (Zurich Opera), Between Worlds (English National Opera/Barbican Centre), The Queen of Spades (Zurich Opera), The Magic Flute (Dutch National Opera), The Magic Flute (Festspielhaus Baden-Baden), The Rape of Lucretia (Glyndebourne), Parsifal (Lyon Opera/Metroplitan Opera), Don Giovanni (Teatro alla Scala), Tales of Hoffmann (Teatro alla Scala/Paris Opera), Rigoletto (Canadian Opera Company/ English National Opera), Tannhauser (The Royal Opera), A Dog’s Heart (Dutch National Opera). Mr. Levine’s upcoming work includes Billy Budd (Madrid/Paris Opera/ENO), The Rakes Progress (Festival D’Aix).

Mr. Levine’s work has been honoured with the Walter Carsen Prize for Excellence in the Performing Arts, Gemini Award, Paris Critics Prize, The Edinburgh Festival Drama and Music Award, two Dora Mavor Moore Awards and a Toronto Arts Award. Mr. Levine is a Chevalier des Arts et Lettres.