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 production of La Clemenza di Tito in 2017), 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 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.
Idomeneo at the Salzburg Festival with Peter Sellars.