Michel van der Aa
As a child, Michel van der Aa (1970) used to build labyrinths out of cardboard, complete with intriguing soundscapes. Today, he lets audiences enter alternative worlds in a different way: through his inventive musical, cinematic and digital creations. As a multimedia artist, he brings together various disciplines and leads the classical opera genre into new dimensions.
Van der Aa has received international acclaim and has won many awards, including the Johannes Vermeer Prize (2015) and the International Opera Award for best digital opera (2022) for his production Upload.