Wouter Van Looy

Wouter Van Looy

Wouter Van Looy is a highly active player in international opera and musical theatre. His work premiered in Ruhr Triennial, Luzerner Theater Zürich (Theaterspektakel), Mexico (Musica y Escena), Lille (Opéra de Lille), Lisbon (Centro Cultural de Bélem), Amsterdam (Holland Festival), Bregenzer Festspiele, Teatro Comunale di Bologna and elsewhere.

He is a resident director at Muziektheater Transparant and shares the artistic leadership of the company with Guy Coolen.

Wouter Van Looy is the founder of Zonzo Compagnie and the organiser of BIG BANG, an adventurous music festival for young audiences that is active in ten European cities and will also take place in Canada, from 2019 on. BIG BANG is awarded with the EFFE award as Europe most innovative festivals.

Zonzo Compagnie has produced prize-winning works as Listen to the silence, Slumberland, Mile(s)tones and BerBerio. Wouter Van Looy has won the YAMA Award (2012), the Klara Prize (2013), the YEAH Award (2013), Music Theatre NOW Award (2015) and the EFFE award (2015).

In the season 2016-2017 Wouter Van Looy directed the new productions Earth diver / Heinrich Schütz & Nikolaus Brass (premiere Ruhrtriennale), Die Zauberflöte / W.A. Mozart (premiere Luzerner Theater) and Revelations / Wim Henderickx (premiere Festival Opera21 Antwerpen).




Photo: Mirjam Devriendt

Productions with Wouter Van Looy

Production Function
The Towers of Beirut (10+) - (Current season)Director | Scenography
Every Ending - (TRANSLAB - 2019-2020)Concept | Direction
Bloot - (TRANSLAB - 2018-2019)Director | Coach
LES ÂMES PERDUES - (TRANSLAB - 2018-2019)Direction
Les Indes Galantes - (TRANSLAB - 2018-2019)Artistic coordinator
Moira - (TRANSLAB - 2018-2019)Coach
The Towers of Beirut (10+) - (Season 2018-2019)Director | Scenography
Earth Diver - (Season 2018-2019)Scenography, Concept | Direction
Revelations - (Season 2018-2019)Direction | Scenography
Flow My Tears - (Season 2017-2018)Concept | Direction
La voix humaine - (Season 2017-2018)Direction | Scenography, Concept
Revelations - (Season 2017-2018)Direction | Scenography
Earth Diver - (Season 2017-2018)Scenography, Concept | Direction
Die Zauberflöte - (Season 2016-2017)Direction, Set Design
La voix humaine - (Season 2016-2017)Direction | Scenography
Revelations - (Season 2016-2017)Direction
Listen to the Silence - (Season 2015-2016)Direction, Set Design
LES ÂMES PERDUES - (TRANSLAB - 2017-2018)Direction
Windischgraetz - (TRANSLAB - 2016-2017)Direction
LES ÂMES PERDUES - (TRANSLAB - 2016-2017)Coach
La voix humaine - (TRANSLAB - 2015-2016)Direction | Scenography
Abendrot - (TRANSLAB - 2015-2016)Direction
Listen to the Silence - (Season 2014-2015)Direction, Set Design
The Queen without a country - (Season 2014-2015)Concept | Direction
There is no why here - (Season 2014-2015)Direction
Opera Buffa - (Season 2014-2015)Advice
Songs of war - (Season 2013-2014)Concept | Direction
Blond Eckbert - (Season 2011-2012)Direction
Pelleas et Melisande - (Season 2011-2012)Video, Concept | Direction
Porcelain - (Season 2009-2010)Direction, Set Design
Void - (Season 2008-2009)Direction
The Fairy Queen - (Season 2008-2009)Direction
Villa Vivaldi - (Season 2007-2008)Direction
Bluebeard's Castle - (Season 2005-2006)Direction
Canti d'Amor - (Season 2013-2014)Scenography | Video , Concept | Direction
Drift - (Season 2003-2004)Direction
Dido and Aeneas - (Season 2012-2013)Direction
Canti d' Amor II - (Season 2014-2015)Direction
Solitude - (Season 2008-2009)Concept | Direction
L'orfeo - (Season 2010-2011)Concept | Direction, Scenography
Listen to the Silence - (Season 2016-2017)Direction | Scenography
Arthur / De Queeste - (Season 2004-2005)Direction
Dido - (Season 2004-2005)Direction
A girl A boy A river - (Season 2006-2007)Concept | Direction