Steffen Aarfing

stage and costume designs

stage design costume design

STEFFEN AARFING

•1974–80 Royal Academy of fine Arts, school of

architecture, Copenhagen

 

MOVIE PRODUCTION DESIGN:

2012 preproduction for FLYING DUTCHMAN, Nordic Stories.

2009 JUAN, an opera movie.

         Director: Kasper Holten. Blenkov & Schiønnemann.

2001 Wassmo: I AM DINA.

   Director: Ole Bornedal (with Marie í Dali), Norway.

OPERAS:

2016 Britten: The Turn of the Screw, Teatro alla Scala, Milan.

Wagner: DAS LIEBESVERBOT, Teatro Real,Madrid

Mozart: NOZZE DI FIGARO, Royal Opera; Copenhagen

Rossini: IL BARBIERE DI SEVIGLIA, Islenska Operan, Reykjavik

2015 Szymanovsky: KRóL ROGER, Royal Opera House, London

2013 Wagner: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Helsinki National Opera, Finland

2012 Wagner: LOHENGRIN, Deutsche Oper, Berlin.

2011 Strauss: DIE FRAU OHNE SCHATTEN, Copenhagen Opera.

2010   Kalitzke: DIE BESESSENEN Theater an der Wien, Vienna

           Wagner: LOHENGRIN, Tampere, Finland

2009 Wagner: TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, Royal Opera, Copenhagen

2008 Gounod: FAUST, Danish National Opera, Aarhus

Wagner: LOHENGRIN, Novaya Opera, Moscow

2007 Verdi: DON CARLOS Royal Opera, Copenhagen

        Verdi: La TRAVIATA, Royal Opera, Stockholm

    Mozart: Le NOZZE DI FIGARO, Theater an der Wien, Vienna

2006 Wagner: GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG. and Complete RING-CYCLE staging

Royal Opera, copenhagen.(With Marie í Dali)

Martinsen SKRIFTESTOLEN (first producttion) (the confession chair)

Den Jyske Opera

2005 Wagner: SIEGFRIED, Royal Opera, copenhagen.(With Marie í Dali)

Mozart opera, LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, nationaltheater Mannheim; w. Johannes Schaaf

2004 Menotti: GOYA (with Placido Domingo), Klangbogen Festival, Vienna.

Ligety: LE GRAND MACABRE, San Francisco Opera.

 

2003  Wagner: DIE WALKÜRE, Royal Opera, copenhagen.(With Marie í Dali)

   Wagner: DAS RHEINGOLD, Royal Opera, copenhagen, (With Marie í Dali)

 

2001  Ligeti: LE GRAND MACABRE. The Royal Opera, Copenhagen

 

2000  Heise: DROT OG MARSK (KING AND MARSHALL). Den jyske Opera.

   Riehm: JACOB LENZ. Semperdepot, Neue Oper Wien.

 

1998  Donizetti: L’ELISIR D’AMORE. Icelandic Opera, Reykjavik.

 

1997  Verdi: LA TRAVIATA: Den Jyske Opera, Aarhus,Denmark

 

1996   Rosing-Show:DOMMEN/THE JUDGEMENT. The Royal Opera. Copenhagen

 

1995   Tage Nielsen/Naboko: LATTER I MØRKET.(Laugther in the Darkness)

   Den Jyske Opera.Dk

 

1985  Goldoni/Trede/Borum:MIRANDOLINA.

   The Royal Opera. Copenhagen

 

PLAYS:

2016 Holberg: JEPPE PÅ BJERGET.Grønnegårdsteatret, Copenhagen.

2015 Enquist: TRIBADERNES NAT, Grønnegårdsteatret, Copenhagen.

2014 Kristensen/ Grue: HAVOC (HÆRVÆRK), The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen

Thechov: THE SEAGULL / MÅSEN. Dramaten, Stockholm.

Shaksepeare: ROMEO AND JULIET, The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen

Toft Simonsen / Bendixen: KARLAS KABALE, Aarhus Teater, Aarhus.

2013 Norén: Som Löven i Vallombrosa, Dramaten, Stockholm.

Ibsen: ROSMERSHOLM, Aarhus Teater, Aarhus.

2012 Moliere: TARTUFFE, Grønnegårdsteatret, Copenhagen.

Vinterberg: DAS BEGRÄBNIS, BEGRAVELSEN, Folkteatern, Gothenburg.

Schimmelpfennig: DAS GOLDENDE DRACHE, Helsingborg, Sweden

Bergman: FANNY & ALEXANDER, Den Nationale Scene, Bergen.

2011 Henning Mankell: POLITIK, Helsngborgs Stadsteater

Loher: DIEBE, Helsngborgs Stadsteater

         LE MISANTROPHE , The Royal Theatre, cph.

 

2010  DIE LEIDEN DES JUNGEN WERTHERS, The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen.

         THE THREE MUSKETEERS , (open air production) The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen.

          THE ORESTEIA, Folkteatern, Gothenburg.

2009   Schiller: Kabale und Liebe, National Theatre School, Copenhagen

          SAMTALER MED MAMMA, Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

2008    Euripides: IPHIGENIA AT AULIS, The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen            

            Wedekind: LULU, Aarhus teater

            Laclos/Hampton: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES,

            Den Nationale Scene, Bergen             

            Munk: ORDET The Royal Theatre, Copenhagen. dir. Lars Norén,

            costumes: Ann Bonander Looft

 

2007   Lars Norén: TIDEN ER VORT HEM, Den Nationale Scene, Bergen

    Vinterberg/Rukov: FESTEN       

          Gasværket, Copenhagen.

 

2006    ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN , Aveny-T,(with Marie í Dali)

    AASTED Husets teater, Copenhagen (with Marie í Dali)

           WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF, Odense teater

2005    AMADEUS, Rogaland Teater, Stavanger, Norway

 

2004   THE GRADUATE Noerrebros Teater.(With Marie í Dali)

Bornedal: BLODET, Aveny-T

Panduro/Price : NABOERNE (The Neighbours) Noerrebros Teater, Copenhagen.

Dehlholm: THEREMIN, Hotel ProForma, copenhagen.(stage,light and video-design)

Henrik Ibsen:THE WILD DUCK Den Nationale scene, Bergen, Norway

 

 

2003   Kander /Ebb: CABARET, Gladsaxe teater Cph.(With Marie í Dali)

Bornedal: MÆND UDEN NOGET, Aveny-T (With Ole Bornedal)

Coward: PRIVATE LIVES, Oslo Nye Teater, Norway

SØREN PILMARK ONE MAN SHOW,

Bellevue Theatre,    Copenhagen.

 

 

2002   Vinterberg/Rukow: FESTEN. Den Nationale Scene, Bergen, Norway.

Macquiles: DINNER WITH FRIENDS. Norrebros Teater, Copenhagen,

2001  Ulldal-jessen/Dehlholm: TORPEDO UNDER ARKEN Dir: Kirsten Dehlholm. Teater Ibsen. Skien, Norway

2000 Miller: DEATH OF A SALESMAN, The Royal Theatre, Copenhagen.

Caroll/Zadek: ALICE IN WONDERLAND. Aalborg Teater Denmark

1999 Motton:  A MESSAGE FOR THE BROKEN HEARTED.Malmö Dramatiska Teater. Sweden

Wilson/Waits/Burroughs: THE BLACK RIDER. Aalborg Teater. Denmark

Hertz : SPAREKASSEN.The Royal Theatre Copenhagen.

Dr.JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE. Gladsaxe teater.

Michael Frayn:COPENHAGEN. Betty Nansen Teatret.

Bornedal: GUD BEVARE DANMARK. Østre Gasværk Teater,Copenhagen.

Corneille: DEN KOMISKA ILLUSIONEN. Malmö Dramatiska Teater.HIPP. Sweden

1998: Hultberg: DE SKRØBELIGE. The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen.

Enquist: BILDMAKERNE. Betty Nansen Teatret Copenhagen

Snaijder: SCHLANGENHAUT. The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen.

Graser: RABENTHAL. The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen.

1997: Shepard: SIMPATICO. The Royal Theatre.

Hofmann/Lengyel: NOCH IST POLEN NICHT VERLOREN.Aarhus teater.

Göthe: En utstoppad  Hund.  Theater Ingolstadt.

Woustra: MORDERENGLEN. Betty Nansen Teatret . Copenhagen

1996: Barker: SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION.The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen

Bornedal: DE STYRTENDE.(Not realised) Dr.Dantes Aveny.

Jacobs/Casey:GREASE. Ålborg Teater Denmark

1995: Norén: VALLOMBROSA. BETTY NANSEN teatret,EDISON.

Kopit: NIRVANA  Husets Teater.

Norén: BLOD. (U) Betty Nansen Teatret

1994:Barker: POSSIBILITIES.The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen

Mamet: OLEANNA,The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen

1993: Czeslik:HEILIGE KÜHE. Statens Teaterskole.

Turrini: DIE MINDERLEISTER Ensemble KNS, Antwerpen. Belgium.

Bornedal:DEN DAG LYKKEN...Dr. Dantes Aveny. Copenhagen

Ibsen: LILLE EYOLF Husets Teater. Copenhagen.

Dorst: FERNANDO KRAPP...Husets Teater. Copenhagen.

Offenbach: LA BELLE HELENE Malmö Stadsteater. Sweden.

P.O.Enquist: TUPILAK. Betty Nansen Teatret. Copenhagen.

1992: Lorca: BODAS DE SANGRE. The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen

Tabori:WEISMAN UND ROTGESICHT. The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen

Moliere: LA MALADE IMAGINAIRE. The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen

Strauss: DIE FREMDENFÜHRERIN. Bådteatret. Copenhagen.

1991: Kleist: DER ZERBROCHNE KRUG.HessischesStaatstheter, Wiesbaden.

Ostrovskij: DIARY OF A SCOUNDREL. The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen

Koltés: ROBERTO ZUCCO.The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen

1990: Strauss: BESUCHER. The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen

Tabori: MEIN KAMPFF. Aalborg Teater. Denmark

1989: Enquist: I LODJANS TIMMA.The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen

Fassbinder: PETRA VON KANT.The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen.

Pinter: THE HOTHOUSE. Rialto . Copenhagen

Norén: ENDAGSVARELSER. The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen

1988: Ayckborn:A SMALL FAMILY BUSINESS. Det Ny Teater. Copenhagen.

Strauss: DIE FREMDENFÜHRERIN. Aalborg Teater.dir.Bjarke.

Mueller. TOTENFLOSS. Aveny Teatret Copenhagen

1987: Poliakoff:BREAKING THE  SILENCE. The Royal Theatre. Copenhagen

Shakespeare: TWELFT NIGHT AalborgTeater.Denmark

1986: Brasch: MERCEDES. Rialto Copenhagen

Labiche/Strauss:LA CAGNOTE. Aalborg Teater. Denmark

Laclos/Hampton:LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES.Det Ny Teater.Copenhagen

Ibsen: BYGMESTER SOLNESS. AvenyTeatret. Copenhagen

Shakespeare: A MIDSUMMER NIGHTS DREAM. Det Danske Teater. Cph.

1985: Ashman & Menken: THE LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Det Danske Teater.

Ayckborn:WAY UPSTREAM. The Royal Theatre,   Copenhagen.

Strindberg: FRK. JULIE. Aveny Teatret. Copenhagen

Horvath: FIGARO LASST SICH SCHEIDEN, Aalborg Teater.Denmark

1984: Bruun-Olsen: DA JAZZEN KOM TIL BYEN, Det Danske Teater. Copenhagen

Mastrosimone: EXTREMITIES, Rialto.Cph.

Gorki:lower depths.Odense Teater. Denmark

Gurney: THE DINING ROOM. Betty Nansen Teatret. Copenhagen.

1983: Stoppard:NIGHT & DAY. Rialto,Cph.

Kempinsky: DUET FOR ONE. AvenyTeatret Copenhagen.

Botho Strauss: KALLDEWEY, FARCE. Rialto.cph.

1982: Pomerance:THE ELEPHANT MAN. Blaksted Turneen.cph.

Mastrosimone:THE WOOLGATHERER. Rialto,

Dario Fo: ISABELLA, TRECARRAVELLI E  UN CACCIABALLE,Teatret v. Sorte Hest,Copenhagen.

Sartre: HUIS CLOS. Rialto, Cph.

Topor: NUTS. Det Ny Teater,Copenhagen.

1980:Sherman:BENT.Copenhagen.

 

•During studies :professional experience as ligthing designer  and photographer.

•1976–79 co-owner of a photo-gallery inCopenhagen

•Co-founder and designer of »Teatret ved Sorte Hest«, a fringe theatre in Cph.1976

•Designer of  RialtoTeatret, Theatre space interior. Copenhagen, 1980.

•Design consultant with several danish theatre building projects and renovations.

•Member of Aalborg Teater Dramaturgiat 1985–87.

•Member of Teaterrådet (theatre council for The ministry of Culture) 1988–91

•Member of Dramaturgial group and resident designer of The Royal Theatre, Copenhagen,1989–91.

•Consultant with the design-education at the National Theatre school Copenhagen

•Chairman Committee of performing arts, Copenhagen Cultural Capital 96.

•Exhibition-and graphic designs. Non-fiction tv-designs.

•Consultant with Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects, building new national Playhouse for Copenhagen 2002-07.

Teachings in design method and digital workflow in stage design.

Steffen Aarfing