ENO1920 Madam Butterfly: Michael Levine

Michael Levine


Michael Levine trained at Central Saint Martin’s and has worked internationally in theatre, opera and dance.

Currently for ENO: Madam Butterfly

Previously for ENO: The Magic Flute, A Midsummer Night’s DreamBetween Worlds, The Magic Flute, A Dog’s Heart (also Amsterdam, La Scala and Lyon Opera), Candide (also Châtelet and La Scala), Midsummer Night’s Dream (also Aix, Lyon Opera), Doctor Ox’s Experiment, Mahagonny Songspiel.

Career Highlights

He has designed productions for Paris Opéra, the Met, Vienna State Opera, Opera Nomori Tokyo, Netherlands Opera, WNO, Scottish Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Geneva Opera, San Francisco Opera, Chicago Lyric, Houston Opera, Canadian Opera, RNT, RSC, Old Vic and for London’s West End and Broadway. In Canada, he has worked for the Shaw Festival, Canadian Stage, National Ballet of Canada, Dancemakers.

Recent work: Sweeney Todd, Madama Butterfly, Wozzeck, Pique Dame (Opernhaus Zurich); The Rake’s Progress, a Midsummer Night’s Dream (Aix Festival); Die Tote Stadt (Komische Oper Berlin); Hänsel und Gretel, Carmen (Amsterdam); Pique Dame (Opéra National du Rhin); Parsifal (Met, Opéra de Lyon); Rape of Lucretia, Poppea (Glyndebourne); Elektra (Opéra National de Paris); Mefistofele (San Francisco Opera); Die Zauberflöte (Baden Baden, Aix-en-Provence, Paris Opéra); Don Giovanni, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Candide, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (La Scala); La bohème (Flanders, Geneva, Strasbourg); Billy Budd, Rigoletto (Teatro Real Madrid); The Encounter, A Disappearing Number (Complicite); direction/design for Das Rheingold and design of Ring cycle (Canadian Opera); Tannhäuser (ROH, Chicago).

Forthcoming: productions for the Royal Opera House.

Last updated: 29th January 2020