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Christian Friedländer


The Danish theatre designer Christian Friedländer has created dozens of sets for drama, opera and ballet companies in Scandinavia, Germany, Belgium, Austria, Switzerland and France. Since his first engagement in 1993, he has worked with such renowned stage directors as Katrine Wiedemann, Anders Paulin, Tue Biering, Bille August, Kasper Holten, Jeremy Weller, Alexander Mørk Eidem, Frank Castorf and David Marton. In 1998 and 1999 he was resident set designer at the Malmö City Theatre, from 2004 to 2007 he held the post of artistic director of the alternative theatre and event venue Turbinehallerne in Copenhagen. Between 1998 and 2013 he closely collaborated with the Royal Theatre in Copenhagen, where he participated in more than 30 projects, including a production of Shakespeare’s Hamlet (directed by Alexander Mørk-Eidem) for the opening of the Skuespilhuset theatre in 2008. Since 2012 he has primarily worked for drama and opera companies throughout Europe. For the Norwegian Opera in Oslo, he has designed the sets for the adaptations of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte (2015) and Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel, staged by Alexander Mørk-Eidem. Moreover, he has regularly collaborated with Mørk-Eidem and other directors at the Stockholm City Theatre. Christian Friedländer has also created sceneries for David Marton’s productions at the Opéra National de Lyon (Strauss: Capriccio, Gluck: Orfeo ed Euridice, Berlioz: La damnation de Faust, Mozart: Don Giovanni), the Opernhaus Zürich (Pergolesi: L'Olimpiade) and the Munich Kammerspiele (Bellini: La sonnambula, Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro).