Christian Friedlander Set designer

Biography

Born in 1967, Christian Friedländer, a Danish set designer and actor, graduated from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. He made his acting debut in 1993 in a production by Katrine Wiedemann. He has collaborated with internationally renowned directors such as Anders Paulin, Katrine Wiedemann, Tue Biering, Bille August, Kasper Holten, Jeremy Weller, Alexander Mørk-Eidem, Frank Castorf and David Marton. Since 1993, he has created over eighty sets for theatre and opera houses in Scandinavia, Germany and France.

From 2004 to 2007, he was the artistic director of the Turbinehallerne, a stage set inside a disused factory in the centre of Copenhagen. Between 1998 and 2013, he worked closely with the Royal Danish Theater and took part in some thirty productions, including Shakespeare’s Hamlet, staged by Alexander Mørk-Eidem for the inauguration of the Great Stage of the Royal Theatre in 2008. Since 2012, Christian Friedländer has been mainly working with theatre and opera companies throughout Europe: the Norwegian Opera, the Stockholm City Theatre, the Opera national de Lyon, the Zurich Opernhaus, Bayerische Staatsoper and Munich Kammerspiele.

He has designed sets for David Marton's productions at the Opéra national de Lyon (Capriccio, Orphée et Eurydice, La Damnation de Faust, Don Giovanni), the Zurich Opernhaus (L'Olimpiade) and the Kammerspiele in Munich (La Sonnambula, Le Nozze di Figaro).

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