Dmitri Tcherniakov, born in Moscow in 1970, graduated from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts in Moscow.
He directed opera and theatre productions in Russia, Europe and USA.
He has been the set designer for all his productions.
Tcherniakov has been awarded several times with the Russian National Theatre Prize «The Golden Mask» as well as The Opera Awards 2013 in the categories «The best director» and «The best production», the Italian music critics' award «Franco Abbiati» (2008) and the Spanish prize National Campoamor Lyrics Awards (2014).
Among his productions are:
The Rake's Progress by I.Stravinsky, Eugene Onegin by P.Tchaikovsky, Wozzeck by A.Berg, Ruslan and Ludmila by M.Glinka - Bolshoi Theatre of Russia in Moscow.
Tristan und Isolde by R.Wagner - Mariinsky Theatre in St.Petersburg.
Aida by G.Verdi - Novosibirsk Opera House.
Boris Godunov by M.Mussorgsky, The Gambler by S.Prokofiev, The Tsar's Bride by N.Rimsky-Korsakov and Parsifal by R.Wagner - Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden.
Jenufa by Leos Janacek and Pelleas at Melisande by C. Debussy - Opera House Zürich.
La traviata by G.Verdi - Teatro alla Scala in Milan
Simon Boccanegra by G.Verdi - English National Opera in London.
Don Giovanni by W.A.Mozart - Festival lyrique de Aix-en-Provence, Teatro Real in Madrid and Canadian Opera Company.
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by D.Shostakovich - Opéra National de Lyon and English National Opera in London.
Il Trovatore by G.Verdi - Royal Opera House, La Monnaie in Brussels.
Prince Igor by A.Borodin - Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Senza sangue by P. Eötvös & Bluebeard's Castle by B. Bartók -Hamburg State Opera
Khovanschina by M.Musorgsky, Simon Boccanegra by G.Verdi, Dialogues des carmelites by F. Poulenc, Lulu by A. Berg - Bavarian State Opera in Munich.
Macbeth by G.Verdi and Iolanta & Nutcracker by P.Tchaikovsky - Opéra National de Paris
The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maid Fevronia by N.Rimsky-Korsakov - Gran Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona.
DNO production: The legend of the invisible city of Kitezh and the maiden Fevronia
Photo: Doris Spiekermann-Klaas