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Performer: Calixto Bieito

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MadridEl ángel de fuegoNueva producción

Prokofiev: The Fiery Angel
Gustavo Gimeno; Calixto Bieito; Teatro Real; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Franck Evin; Sarah Derendinger

BerlinLohengrin

Wagner: Lohengrin
Thomas Guggeis; Calixto Bieito; Staatsoper Berlin; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Michael Bauer; Barbora Horáková Joly

MannheimJakob Lenz

Rihm: Jakob Lenz
Franck Ollu; Calixto Bieito; Nationaltheater Mannheim; Anna-Sofia Kirsch; Paula Klein; Nicole Berry; Cordula Demattio
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AmsterdamDie ersten MenschenNew production

Stephan: Die ersten Menschen
François-Xavier Roth; Calixto Bieito; Dutch National Opera; Rebecca Ringst; Ingo Krügler; Michael Bauer; Kyle Ketelsen
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Calixto Bieito's L’incoronazione di Poppea revived in Zürich

Julie Fuchs and Delphine Galou shine in this revival and the Orchestra La Scintilla gives a great performance under Ottavio Dantone’s baton.

***11
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Regietheater reigns supreme in Calixto Bieito's Berlin Lohengrin

Dressed in white, with an origami swan in his hand, Robert Alagna's Lohengrin is less a Grail knight than an absent-minded daydreamer.
****1
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Empty hunger: Bieito’s Carmen returns to ENO

Bieito’s Carmen is now a mainstay of ENO's repertoire, but with an excellent central cast led by Sean Panikkar and Justina Gringytė, the production feels entirely fresh. 
****1
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Penetrating Schreker’s kaleidoscopic score

Franz Schreker’s Die Gezeichneten (The Branded One) is an unsettling work given the storyline’s background of abduction and clandestine sexual abuse. Calixto Bieito, as expected, eschews ambiguity regarding what goes on behind the scenes, and casts even the titular cripple Alviano Salvago in a damning light.
****1
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A metaphor for the modern world in Zurich

Calixto Bieito sets Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea in a hedonist, decadent society whose citizens are defined by their egotism, ambition and sexual exploits.
****1
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Toy Story: Calixto Bieito stages Die Gezeichneten

The Spanish director offers a controversial angle but tones it down to focus on dark psychology rather than spectacle in his staging of Schrecker's hothouse opera.
***11
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