Nynke van den Bergh, director of music theatre
The Dutch director Nynke van den Bergh (Amsterdam, 1979) Studied Theatre Studies at the University of Amsterdam (MA in 2003). During her studies she found out that directing is her passion, and therefore she participated in various intensive (physical) acting- and directing courses (for example with the Russian director Sergej Ostrenko). She started directing already during her studies.
After her studies Nynke gained experience as assistant director at Schauspielhaus Leipzig (Germany), Holland Opera (Amersfoort, The Netherlands) and Opera Zuid (Maastricht, The Netherlands). At the latter company, she worked with a variety of directors, such as Katja Czellnik, Bruno Berger-Gorski, David Prins, Nicola Glück and Frank van Laecke. In 2011 she had the honour to assist the great German director Harry Kupfer at his staging of the opera Kat’a Kabanova (Janacek).
In 2010 her career as an opera director took off. In this year she co-directed Le Nozze di Figaro (with Sybrand van der Werf) for Opera Zuid. After this successful debut numerous productions followed: for Opera Festa she directed Iphigénie en Aulide (2011), La Sonnambula (2013) and Cavalleria Rusticana (2015), for Bravi Bravi Ernani (semiscenical, 2011), for Koor Lokaal Alceste (2012) and Carmen (2014), for Compagno Illesio Dido and Aeneas/Jepthe. For Opera Zuid she staged le Tableau Parlant (2012), Pagliacci (co-directing with Miranda van Kralingen, 2013) and Jeugdopera Carmen (2015). Summer 2015 she directed for Opera 2.0 El Rey, an opera about the Dutch Politician Jos van Rey. Last season she directed Don Giovanni anno 1815 for Barok Opera Amsterdam and Mondo aan de Scheene (a Dutch adaptation of Haydn's Il Mondo della Luna) for Opera Nijetrijne.
This season (2016/2017) Nynke will direct De berg van Tom (an opera about cycling) for Opera 2.0, Le Nozze di Figaro for Barok Opera Amsterdam and a new production for Opera Nijetrijne, based on Il Mondo alla Rovescia (Salieri).
For more information about future projects, please take a look at the agenda
At the moment, Nynke is living in Bielefeld, Germany