Michael Levine is a Canadian. He has worked internationally as a set and costume designer for the past 30 years. He studied stage design at The Central School of Art and Design in London. His recent Work include Madama Butterfly (Opernhaus Zürich, Director: Ted Huffman), Billy Budd (Teatro Real Madrid, Director: Deborah Warner), Wings (Young Vic Theatre, Director: Natalie Abrahami), The Rakes Progress (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Director: Simon McBurney), Le Petit Prince (National Ballet of Canada, Choreographer: Guillaume Cote), Benjamin, derniere nuit (Opéra National de Lyon, Director: John Fulljames), Hänsel und Gretel (Nederlandse Opera, Regie: Lotte de Beer), Wozzeck (Opernhaus Zürich, Director: Andreas Homoki), The Encounter (Complicite), Between Worlds (ENO, Director: Deborah Warner), The Queen of Spades (Opernhaus Zürich, Director: Robert Carsen), The Magic Flute (Nederlandse Opera, Director: Simon McBurney), The Magic Flute (Baden Baden Festival, Director: Robert Carsen), The Rape of Lucretia (Glyndebourne Festival, Director: Fiona Shaw), Parsifal (Opéra National de Lyon, coproduction with Metropolitan Opera and Canadian Opera Company, Director: Francois Girard), Don Giovanni (Teatro alla Scala, Director: Robert Carsen), Tales of Hoffmann (Teatro alla Scala, Director: Robert Carsen), Rigoletto (Canadian Opera Company Toronto, Director: Christopher Aulden), Tannhäuser (Royal Opera House London, Director: Tim Albery), A Dog’s Heart (Nederlandse Opera, Director: Simon McBurney). Upcoming Works are Sweeney Todd at Opernhaus Zürich, Jenůfa at Royal Opera London.
His work has been honoured with a Gemini Award, Paris Critics Prize, The Edinburgh Festival Drama and Music Award, two Dora Awards and a Toronto Arts Award. Michael Levine is a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres.