Meentje Nielsen, who worked at Oper Frankfurt for the first time on Vivaldi's Orlando furioso, returning for Humperdinck's Königskinder and this production of Der fliegende Holländer/The Flying Dutchman, regularly designs costumes for productions directed by David Bösch. These have included Il trovatore at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London (a co-production with Oper Frankfurt), Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Le nozze di Figaro in Amsterdam, Elektra at the 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 studied set design at the University for the Arts in Berlin and graduated as one of Achim Freyer's master pupils. Meentje Nielsen launched her career in 1992, working as set and costume designer at theatres including the Berlin Ensemble, the Deutsche Theater Berlin and Volksbühne on Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz. Directors with whom she as worked have included Fritz Marquardt, Thomas Heise, Ivan Stanev, Mex Schlüpfer and Anselm Weber.