Librettist and set designer | Sweden/Denmark


Eva Sommestad Holten, (b. 1957) is a Swedish librettist and set designer, since 1990 living in Copenhagen. Her scenographic work spans set design, costumes, dramaturgy and often light design for drama, musical and opera - more than 50 productions. 


Her work as librettist is highly indebted to this deep insight in performance practice, and her work list includes "Maria Paradis” 1999 (The Funen Opera), "The Emperor's New Clothes” 2005, (Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra  & Bruxelles Philharmonics), "The Visit of The Royal Physician” 2009, 2011 (Royal Danish Opera), "Gesualdo - Shadows” 2014 (Takkelloftet Cph) 2016 (The Funen Opera), "Kjetil the Dragon” 2015 (Guidopera), Alma Mahler 2018 (monologue with songs/ Republique) and "Schlagt sie tot!" 2019 (Malmö Opera). Recordings and DVD’s Dacapo Records.