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Meentje Nielsen

Costume Designer

Meentje Nielsen
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Meentje Nielsen, who worked at Oper Frankfurt for the first time on Vivaldi's Orlando furioso, which was followed by new productions of Königskinder and Der fliegende Holländer/The Flying Dutchman, works regularly designing costumes for productions of plays and operas directed by David Bösch, which have included Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Le nozze di Figaro in Amsterdam, Elektra at Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp / Ghent, Der Sturm/The Storm, Die Ratten/The Rats and Kleiner Mann – Was nun?/What now - Little Man? at the Schauspielhaus in Bochum, Das Käthchen von Heilbronn at the Burgtheater in Vienna and Orest, Peer Gynt and Der Prinz von Homburg at the Residenztheater in Munich. Born in Hamburg, she graduated in set design at the University of Arts in Berlin, where she was taught be Achim Freyer. Meentje Nielsen began her career as a set and costume designer in 1992 working at, amongst others, the Berlin Ensemble, Deutsche Theater Berlin and the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. Directors with whom she has worked have included Fritz Marquardt, Thomas Heise, Ivan Stanev, Mex Schlüpfer and Anselm Weber.