Dieuweke Van Reij

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Designer

Awards

Musical Theatre Award for sceneography of The Return of Handel and Gretel, Orkater Amsterdam

Nominations

Nomiated for a Golden Mask Award for Cosi fan tutte, Bolshoi Theatre


Dieuweke Van Reij is a sceneographer and costume designer working internationally across opera, dance, and theatre.


She Persisted | Broken Wings - English National Ballet
Isolated and in pain, strapped to a hospital bed for months, Kahlo envisions herself, monobrow and all, in a parade of fantastical beings: as a deer, as a butterfly, as a man, as any number of exotic plants and flowers … It’s these flights of visual zaniness (design: Dieweke van Reij, drawing on Kahlo’s paintings) that ultimately make Broken Wings memorable.
— ★★★★ - The Arts Desk
Orphée et Eurydice - Nederlandse Reisopera
Hallucinatory stagings of Orphean operas have been done before: what makes this production extraordinary is its emotional punch and the breathtaking aesthetic with which it delivers it. Right from the start, when Eurydice drops dead at the wedding during a game of blind man’s buff, it grabs you by the throat and puts a lump in it that stays there until the end. Dieuweke van Reij’s undulating, stony set, lit by bold and beautiful lighting on a space-opening cyclorama, doubles as the physical world and Orpheus’ inner life.
— ★★★★ Backtrack

Gallery


2019

Production

Company

Juditha Triumphans Dutch National Opera, Dir. Floris Visser
Manon Zurich Opera, Dir. Floris Visser
The Tales of Hoffmann Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (Germany), Dir. Floris Visser, Set Des. Gideon Davey
She Persisted - Broken Wings English National Ballet, Chor. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa
Don Carlo Oper Graz, Dir. Jetske Mijnssen, Set Des. Gideon Davey
Don Giovanni Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Dir. Floris Visser

2018

Production

Company

Idomeneo Zurich Opera House, Dir. Jetske Mijnssen, Set Des. Gideon Davey
Fortress Europe Opera Trionfo Co-Produced with Dutch National Opera, Dir. Floris Visser
Antigona Theater Osnabrück, Dir. Floris Visser

2017

Production

Company

Barbiere di Sevilla Opera Zuid, Con. Per-Otto Johansson
Homo Instrumentals Silbersee, Dir. Romain Bischoff
La traviata Nederlandse Reisopera, Dir. Floris Visser
Eugen Onegin Opera Graz