Robby Duiveman Costume designer
Season 22/23 Artist

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Biography

Robby Duiveman is the director of the costume and makeup department at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam. He has held similar positions at the Salzburg Festival and the Ruhrtriennale. He also taught costume and set history at the Salzburg Mozarteum and was director of the costume studios at La Monnaie in Brussels as well as costumier at the Hamburg Staatsoper. 

He has created costumes for the Hamburg Ballet, the Hamburg Schauspielhaus, the Tübingen Zimmertheater, the Ruhrtriennale, the Salzburg Festival (in the Peter Sellars' productions of La Clemenza di Tito in 2017 and Idomeneo in 2019), the Grand Théâtre in Luxembourg, the Welsh National Opera, the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the Holland Festival, the Paris Opera (in the Pierre Audi production of Tosca, and Only the Sound Remains with Peter Sellars). 

He has worked in collaboration with Robert Wilson to create costumes at the Ruhrtriennale, the Los Angeles Opera, the Ahmanson Theater (Los Angeles), the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the National Theatre of Taipei, the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, the Schleswig-Holstein Festival, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and London’s Barbican Centre.

He has also worked with Miuccia Prada at New York’s Metropolitan Opera. In 2006, he received the Dutch Fashion Award. In 2014, he also oversaw the exhibition “Eiko Ishioka, the Ring Cycle Costumes” at Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum, partially revived in 2021 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo as part of the the collective exhibition "Eiko Ishioka, A Life of Design".

In 2022, he has created the costumes for Salome at the Finnish National Opera.

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