The stage and costume designers Okarina Peter and Timo Dentler work since 1999 as a team. Their international engagments include the Stuttgart State Opera (under Klaus Zehelein) the Semperoper Dresden, the Bregenz Festival, the Schauspielhaus Zurich, the Mannheim National Theatre, the Gothenburg opera house, the Copenhagen Opera House, the Vienna Volksoper, the Nuremberg State Theatre, the Munich State Theatre (Gärtnerplatz), the Graz Opera, the Karlsruhe State Theatre, the Dusseldorf Theatre, the Cologne Theatre, the Mainz State Theatre, the Wiesbaden State Theatre as well as the Opera Houses and Theaters of Darmstadt, Bielefeld, Augsburg, Bremerhaven, Bremen, Bern, Luzern, Luxembourg and Graz, the Göttingen International Handel Festival as well as the Théâtre des Mathurins, Paris.
Recently they have been responsible for the set and costumes of „Il barbiere di Siviglia“ at the Graz Oper, „Next to normal“ at the Dortmund Opera, „Le nozze di Figaro“ at the Bonn Opera and „ Titanic“ at the Bad Hersfeld Festival. With Peter Konwitschny they had outstanding succes with „Boris Godunov“ at the Nuremberg State Opera and Gothenborg opera house, and with „Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk“ at the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen. Further projects with Peter Konwitschny include productions in Vienna.
In 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2016 Okarina Peter and Timo Dentler have been nominated as best set designers and 2011 as well as 2016 as best costume designers by the „Opernwelt magazine“ and for their production of Zemlinsky’s „Der Zwerg“ at the Chemnitz Opera they got nominations for the best set and costumes in 2016.
The artists collaborate with stage directors like: Nicholas Broadhurst, Harald Fuhrmann, Michael Heicks, Michael Höppner, Stefan Huber, Roland Hüve, Immo Karaman, Andreas Kloos, Axel Köhler, Rudolf Koloc, Peter Konwitschny, Daniela Kranz, Petra Luisa Meyer, Nadja Loschky, Ulrich Mokrusch, Volker Schlöndorff, Walter Sutcliffe, Manfred Weiß and Klaus Zehelein.
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Timo Dentler studied the Arts at the Düsseldorf Academy set and costume design with Professor Karl Kneidl from 1990-99. In 1999 he became Karl Kneidl’s master student. 1996 Timo Dentler got the Markus Lüpertz Award of the Dusseldorf Arts Academy. From 1992-98 he worked as an assistant at the Berliner Ensemble, the Frankfurt Opera, the Vienna Festival and at the Kammerspiele Munich. In these years he made several productions with Peter Zadek.
Okarina Peter was a student for set and costume design of Professor Karl Kneidl starting 1994 at the Dusseldorf Arts Academy. 1999, she became Karl Kneidl’s master student. Parallel to her studies she made several productions with Dimiter Gotscheff and Peter Zadek and worked as an assistant at the Dusseldorf Theatre, the Kammerspiele Munich and the Vienna Festival.