Polish stage director Krystian Lada is establishing himself as one of the major artists of his generation. He is the first recipient of the “Mortier Next Generation Award” and he was a finalist and prizewinner in the 2021 Ring Award.
Krystian’s current and future commitments include: Il ritorno d’Ulisse in patria for Theater Basel; Nabucco and Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno for Nationaltheater Mannheim; Król Roger for Staatstheater Cottbus; the World Premiere of Iain Bell’s Comfort Starving for the Bach Festival in Świdnica and the Opera Rara Festival, Krakow and The Mysteries of Desire - a pastiche - created for the Royal Danish Opera in collaboration with the World Pride Festival.
Further into the future, Krystian will direct new productions for Göteborg Opera; Kunstfest Weimar; Theater St Gallen and La Monnaie, Brussels.
Recent new productions include: Vivaldi’s Bajazet for Theater an der Wien; Daniel Catán’s Florencia en al Amazonas for Theater St Gallen; Nabucco and I Capuleti e i Montecchi for Opera Wroclaw and Rossini’s Sigismondo for the Opera Rara Festival, Krakow.
Cancellations due to the Covid19 Pandemic include a double bill of Schoenberg's Erwartung and Berio's Sinfonia for the Opera Ballet Vlaanderen, Antwerp and Klara Festival, Brussels.
Krystian was the Director of Dramaturgy, Communication and Empowerment, and Artistic Adjunct at La Monnaie, Brussels between 2013-17, and since May 2017, he has been General and Artistic Director of The Airport Society: a Brussels-based cooperative of opera artists and social game changers, and for the company he has directed an developed the Premieres of Aria di Potenza and Unknown I Live with You.
Biography not for publication, for an up to date version please contact Oliver Clarke.