Michael Levine

Awards

2016 - Dora Mavor Moore Award for Siegfried

2011 Distinguished Artist Award from the International Society for the Performing Arts.

1997 - Gemini Award for September Songs The Music of Kurt Weill

1993 - Edinburgh Festival Drama and Music Award for Bluebeard’s Castle and Erwartung

1991 - Critics Award, France for A Midsummer Night's Dream

1981 - Named Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in France. 

  


Michael Levine is Canadian.  He has worked internationally as a set and costume designer for the past 35 years.  He studied stage design at The Central School of Art and Design in London. 


The Rake’s Progress - Aix en Provence
The real star of the show however was the stage set designed by Michael Levine. It was a white box made of paper. Various images, ranging from 18th century pastoral scenes, to a modern city harsh executive skyline, London black cabs, Instagram-inspired compositions, a crashing stock exchange, or Baba the Turk’s gilded boudoir are projected against its starkness to effectively convey the drastically changing atmosphere.
— Operawire
Madama Butterfly - Zurich Opera
Accolades also go to stage designer Michael Levine, whose deference to simplicity was like that of Ukiyo-e woodblock prints. The use of a single Japanese screen set off against Butterfly’s intimate profession of love, for example, made a single, clean line of gold behind her on an otherwise sparingly-outfitted stage.
— ★★★★ - Bachtrack

Gallery


2020

Production

Company

The Turn Of The Screw Royal Opera House - The Linbury, Dir. Natalie Abrahami

2019

Production

Company

The Rake's Progress Stanislavski Theatre, Dir. Simon McBurney, Ass Dir. Josie Daxter, Costume Des. Christina Cunningham
Madama Butterfly (Revival) Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier , Dir. Ted Huffman, Costume Des. Annemarie Woods

2018

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Company

Sweeney Todd Zurich Opera, Dir. Andreas Homoki, Costume Des. Annemarie Woods
Die Tote Stadt Theatre Komische Oper Berlin, Dir. Robert Carsen, Costume Des. Petra Reinhardt
Hell's Fury Luminato Festival Toronto, Dir. Tim Albery

2017

Production

Company

Madam Butterfly Zurich Opera, Dir. Ted Huffman, Costume Des. Annemarie Woods
Wings Young Vic Theatre London, Dir. Natalie Abrahami, Costume Des. Holly Waddington
The Rake's Progress Festival D'Aix en Provence, Dir. Simon McBurney, Associated Dir. Josie Daxter, Costume Des. Christina Cunningham
Billy Budd Teatro Real Madrid, Dir. Deborah Warner, Chor. Kim Brandstrup

2016

Production

Company

Le Petit Prince The National Ballet of Canada, Chor. Guillaume Cote
Benjamin Dernière Nuit Opera de Lyon, Dir. John FullJames, Costume Des. Christina Cunningham

2015

Production

Company

Hansel and Gretel The Dutch National Opera, Dir. Lotte de Beer
Wozzeck Zurich Opera, Dir. Andreas Homoki
The Encounter Complicite, Dir. Simon McBurney & Co. Dir. Kirsty Housley
Between Worlds English National Opera, Dir. Deborah Warner

2014

Production

Company

The Magic Flute The Paris Opera, Dir. Robert Carsen
The Queen of Spades Zurich Opera & Opera National du Rhin, Dir. Robert Carsen