stage direction | text | set design
The Belgian stage director, text-writer and set designer Mien Bogaert is an extremely versatile music theatre and opera artist. Beside staging repertoire operas, he also collaborates with contemporary music composers in order to create new works. His striking visual language is achieved by lots of self-made set elements and intense collaborations with costume designers. The stagings Mien Bogaert develops and the texts he writes, are deeply rooted in (art)history and often address societal challenges such as climate change, migration flows and the continuation of the European project. As a 2020 RING AWARD semi-finalist and a member of Akademie Musiktheater heute, he has had productions in Belgium (la Monnaie/de Munt), Germany (Hamburger Staatsoper), the Netherlands (Muziektheatergebouw aan ‘t IJ), the United Kingdom (Britten Theatre London) and Austria (Theater Villach).
PEER GYNT - 18 March 2022
Alfred Schnittke's 1989 ballet, staged in Bozar on Klarafestival in collaboration with the Belgian National Orchestra.
EDELWILD - 15/16/19/24 April 2022
Haydns Arianne a Naxos and L'isola disabitata, a production by OPERAWERF113 in collaboration with KOPERGIETERY RABOT.
BLUEBEARD EXPOSED - 2022/23
A new opera in collaboration with composer Benjamien Lycke, the Kugoni Trio and the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel.
"Ihm ist da wirklich ein fantasievoller, politischer Tschaikowsky-Abend gelungen."
- NDR Kultur about Eugen Onegin, Hamburg 2019
A l'extrême bord du monde | la Monnaie, 2020
Staging and set design of Harold Noben's new opera A l'extrême bord du monde about Stefan Zweig's last days in Petrópolis.
Don Giovanni | RING AWARD 2020
International competition for stage direction and stage design in musical theatre at Graz, Austria.
Eugen Onegin | Hamburg, 2019
Staging and set design of Tchaikovsky's Eugen Onegin, graduation project at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg.