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Johannes Leiacker

Set Designer

Johannes Leiacker
© Alexander Jürgs

Johannes Leiacker is sought-after world wide as a set and costume designer for opera and plays. Now he is back in Frankfurt, where recent productions have included Król Roger with Johannes Erath, Capriccio with Brigitte Fassbaender and I puritani with Vincent Boussard, for this new production of Tristan und Isolde. Other engagements have taken Johannes Leiacker to places including the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Vienna State Opera, the Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Opéra National de Paris, Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, Los Angeles Opera, the Metropolitan Opera in New York, opera houses in in Madrid, Brussels, Copenhagen, Helsinki, Moscow and Tokyo and the Salzburg, Bregenz and Baden-Baden festivals. He works regularly with the directors Peter Konwitschny (most recently on Les Huguenots at the Semperoper in Dresden), Christof Loy (recently on Don Pasquale at Zürich Opera, future projects Elektra at Covent Garden (May 2020) & Boris Godunow (2020 Salzburg Festival), Dietrich Hilsdorf and Rolando Villazón. He and Christof Loy's production of Tristan und Isolde at Covent Garden won the 2010 Laurence Olivier Award. Johannes Leiacker was a professor at the University of Fine Arts in Dresden until 2010. He was voted »Set Designer of the Year« by Opernwelt magazine in 1996, 2009 and 2018.