Stage & Costumedesign
Hank Irwin Kittel studied art-painting at the Academy of fine Arts in Karlsruhe, Germany, where he finished his studies as masterstudent of his professor Gerd Van Dülmen.
In 1989 he moved to Berlin, were he began his career as painter and installation artist. His works where shown in group-exibitions in Germany, France and Austria.
In Berlin he also started to work for the first time as a set- and costumedesigner.
Soon after he decided to put all his creative force into set- and costume design and began working also in other cities and created sets and costumes for opera- theatre- and ballet productions like in Leipzig, Nuremberg, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Braunschweig etc .
Since 2002 he is the chief designer at the Theater Erfurt, Germany.
Aside from his position in Erfurt, he frequently designs productions for other theatres and opera houses, among them:
Latvian National Opera Riga,
San Carlo Opera, Lisboa,
National Theatre Bratislava,
Savonlinna Opera Festival, Finnland,
Hong Kong Arts Festival
Vlaamse Opera Antwerpen,
Het National Amsterdam,
State Theatre Pretoria, South Africa,
Lyric Opera Austin,
Klosterfestspiele St Gallen
Landestheater Innsbruck and Linz, Austria
Shanghai Grand Theatre
ABAO Opera Bilbao
In more than 100 productions he worked with directors like Michael Hampe, Jean Louis Grinda, Marc Adon, Bernard
Uzan, Yekta Kara and many others.
Operas he works with Guy Montavon sucessfully as a team since 2000, also wellknown for open air productions in Finnland, Switzerland and Germany.
Dance peaces he works mainly with the choreographer Gregor Zoellig since nearly 20 years.
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Hank Irwin Kittel