Kenza Karin Koutchoukali
Photo: Linelle Deunk

Kenza Koutchoukali

Stage director

In her work, stage director Kenza Koutchoukali explores the fantasy dimension of reality. She was affiliated with KASKO, house for music theatre, in the 2018/19 season. Over the past few years, Koutchoukali has worked with composers such as Anne-Maartje Lemereis, Jan-Peter de Graaff, Leonard Evers and Mathilde Wantenaar to create various forms of opera and music theatre. After having directed GOUD! (Evers), a children’s opera co-produced by Dutch National Opera and Opera Zuid in Maastricht (the Netherlands), she made her debut on the main stage with the production of How Anansi freed the stories of the world (Neo Muyanga, Maarten van Hinte and Shailesh Bahoran), as well as teaming up with Antony Hermus to produce Bluebeard’s Castle (Bartók) at an off-site location. She recently stage-directed Elektrische Fische, a new chamber opera by composer Hannah Eisendle, for the Vienna State Opera in Austria. Koutchoukali is currently working on a new production for Dutch National Opera and the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra with composer Bushra El-Turk.

DNO: How Anansi freed the stories of the World 

Update: 08-03-2024