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Moshe Leiser

Designer

Biography

Belgian director Moshe Leiser and his creative partner Patrice Caurier made their Royal Opera debuts in 2001 with La Cenerentola and have since directed Madama Butterfly, Hamlet, Il turco in Italia, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Hansel and Gretel and Maria Stuarda for The Royal Opera, all created in collaboration with set designer Christian Fenouillat, costume designer Agostino Cavalca and lighting designer Christophe Forey.

Leiser was born in Antwerp. He began his collaboration with Caurier in 1983 at the Opéra de Lyon. Productions since include Der Ring des Nibelungen, Don Carlo, Der Rosenkavalier, Pelléas et Mélisande and Wozzeck (Geneva), the world premiere of Dalbavie’s Gesualdo (Zürich), Les Fiançailles au couvent, Ariane et Barbe-bleue, Lucia di Lammermoor and L’Enfant et les sortilèges (Opéra de Lyon), Iphigénie en Tauride, Carmen, Mazepa and Leonore (Welsh National Opera), Eugene Onegin (Mariinsky Theatre), Die Zauberflöte (Vienna State Opera), Giulio Cesare in Egitto and Norma (Salzburg Festival) and Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Spoleto Festival). They have also designed many productions for the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, including La clemenza di Tito, Armide and Dialogues des Carmélites, and for Angers-Nantes Opéra, including Falstaff and Jenůfa.

Awards include the Cannes Film Festival Fipa d’Or award for their film of L’Enfant et les sortilèges.

Videos

News and features

Listen: Directors Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier on the 'human truth' of Maria Stuarda

Listen: Directors Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier on the 'human truth' of Maria Stuarda

9 July 2014

Beauty, politics and violence in Donizetti’s historical opera.

Your reaction: Maria Stuarda

Your reaction: Maria Stuarda

6 July 2014

What did you think of Moshe Leiser's and Patrice Caurier's arresting new production of Donizetti's Tudor tragedy?

Madam Butterfly 3D in cinemas from March

Madam Butterfly 3D in cinemas from March

3 March 2012

Featuring Liping Zhang as Cio-Cio-San and James Valenti as BF Pinkerton.

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