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Michael Levine

For the National:

Michael Levine is an award-winning Canadian designer.


For the National Theatre: Mnemonic (2024), a co-production with Complicité and A Midsummer Night’s Dream

In London’s West End: The Beautiful Game

Other theatre includes: Revenger’s Tragedy for the RSC; Chicago at Komische Oper; Doppelganger at Park Avenue Armory; The Seagull in Stockholm; The Encounter, A Disappearing Number, The Elephant Vanishes and Mnemonic for Complicité; Wings at the Young Vic; and Tectonic Plates for Ex Machina


Carmen at the Metropolitan Opera House; Madame Butterfly at Bregenz Festival; Peter Grimes at Opéra de Paris, ROH and Teatro Real, Madrid; The Magic Flute at the Metropolitan Opera House, Aix-en-Provence, ENO and Dutch National Opera; Jenůfa and The Flying Dutchman at ROH; Semele and The Cunning Little Vixen at State Opera, Munich; Turandot, Carmen and Hänsel und Gretel at the Dutch National Opera; Iphigenie en Tauride, Sweeney Todd, Madama Butterfly, Wozzeck and The Queen of Spades in Zürich; Billy Budd in Madrid, Rome and at ROH; The Rake’s Progress and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Aix-en-Provence; Le Petit Prince for the National Ballet Canada; Between Worlds, The Magic Flute and Madam Butterfly for ENO; Rape of Lucretia and Poppea at Glyndebourne; A Dog’s Heart in Amsterdam, Lyon, for ENO and La Scala; Candide for Châtelet, ENO, La Scala and in Japan; Elektra, Rusalka and Nabucco at Paris Opera; Rigoletto at Teatro Real, Madrid and in Rome; The Ring Cycle for Canadian Opera; and Eugene Onegin for Canadian Opera Company


Madame Butterfly – 2022 International Opera Award for Designer of the Year

Billy Budd – 2020 Olivier Award for Best New Opera

Eugene Onegin – 2019 Dora Award for Outstanding Scenic and Costume Design


(Published June 2024.)