Jetske Mijnssen
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Jetske Mijnssen


Dutch director Jetske Mijnssen works successfully for several European opera houses. She is known for her psychological approach that leads to gripping interpretations of the characters and their (fatal) destiny. A complex emotional experience forms the essence of her theatrical work. She recently returned to Opernhaus Zürich to direct Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites and to the Komische Oper Berlin to direct Janacek’s Kát’a Kabanová. Recently, she directed Zemlinsky’s Kleider machen Leute in Prague. Mijnssen made her debut at Dutch National Opera in May 2022 with Donizetti’s Anna Bolena, which marked the beginning of the Tudor Trilogy. In April 2023, she returned for the direction of Maria Stuarda, the second production in this trilogy.

  • In April-May 2024 Jetske Mijnssen will return for the third and final part of the Tudor Trilogy: Roberto Devereux

Last update: 30-03-2023