CALIXTO BIEITOhere. Extensive biography in Spanish here.
Directorial approach: Very contemporary, often describing characters living on the edge of society in stagings often including nudity, sex and violence. At his best, his productions are both aesthetic and with a distinct and quite unique contemporary feel.
Major achievements in opera: Breakthrough beginning of the 00´s with highly controversial stagings of Ballo di Maschera and Don Giovanni in Barcelona and London. Other notable stagings include Carmen (the best production on DVD, in my opinion), Wozzeck (also top choice on DVD) as well as Entführung from Seraillet set in a brothel (Komische Oper Berlin 2009).
CALIXTO BIEITO - SELECTED PRODUCTIONS
Ballo di Maschera, Barcelona 2000 - the infamous opening scene in which 14 men squat on open loos, pants down:
Entführung, originally at Komische Oper Berlin 2004:
Parsifal, Stuttgart 2010:
Boris Godunov, Munich 2013: