Directeur Général, La Monnaie / De Munt, Bruxelles
Peter de Caluwe (Belgian, born 1963) read literature and theatre at the universities of Ghent, Brussels, and Antwerp. He obtained his master’s degree with a thesis on mise-en-scène in opera. While still a student, Gérard Mortier invited him to the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels, where subsequently he was dramaturge, coordinator of educational projects, international press manager, and public relations officer.
In 1989, Pierre Audi asked him to join the new opera management team at Netherlands’ Opera in Amsterdam. He started with the company as director of communications with the responsibility of developing a public image for the new artistic policy. From 1994, he switched to the position of casting director, later extended to director of artistic administration/Operndirektor of the company.
In 2005 Peter de Caluwe was appointed General Manager of La Monnaie|de Munt, the Belgian National Opera, based in Brussels. He started his tenure there in summer 2007. Peter de Caluwe holds several advisory and board functions in Belgium and abroad. In 2007 he was awarded the first Master Honoris Causa from the Brussels College for the Arts, St. Luc.
Photo (c) Johan Jacobs