NIELS NUIJTEN (1991) graduated in 2017 from the Masters in Dramaturgy at the University of Amsterdam. Before this, he studied saxophone (jazz) at the Fontys conservatory in Tilburg, Spanish language and culture at the University of Barcelona and a Bachelor's degree in Theater Studies at the University of Amsterdam. As a dramaturge, Niels works with various makers in opera, music theater, and theater, including Michel van der Aa and Krystian Lada. He previously worked with Lisenka Heijboer on Over Orpheus (NJO Summer of Music and Grachtenfestival), Achter Auftritt in the context of Rewriting Zauberflöte (Opera Front) and on Parsifal, Das Ewige Weib (Bochumer Symphoniker). He also worked for De Munt in Brussels, Opera Flanders, Belgian National Orchestra and Toneelschuur Producties. He is currently working as a dramaturge for Dutch National Opera and as a programmer for the Toneelschuur in Haarlem.