Following the success of the premiere series of "Die Arabische Prinzessin" (The Arab Princess), the production is coming back to the stage of the Vienna State Opera's Agrana Studio for 4 more shows: 20-21 October and 10-11 November 2018.
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Also, working and directing young singers at the MTB summer program was a pleasure. I have been asked to return next summer and I am happily looking forward to stimulating work with young talents in the stunning setting of Bavaria.


The Rape of Lucretia

Tianjin, China, 2017

Die Arabische Prinzessin

Vienna State Opera, Agrana Studio Stage, 2018

Photos: Michael Pöhn

Mozart Pasticcio

Semper Zwei, Semperoper Dresden, 2017

Concept: Omer Meir Wellber and Niv Hoffman

Set and costume designer: Konstanze Grotkopp

Lighting designer: Marco Dietzel

Photos: Klaus Gigga

Le Nozze di Figaro

The Israel Sinfonietta Beer Sheva, 2011

Set designer: Niv Manor

Costume designer: Barak Aviaam

Lighting designer: Ziv Voloshin

Cenerentola for Children

The Israeli Opera, 2011

Set and costume designer: Niv Manor

Lighting designer: Bentzi Manor

Magic Flute for children

The New Israeli Opera, 2011

Set designer: Niv Manor

Costume designer: Franklin Tavares Prxedes

Lighting designer: Uri Morag

La Clemenza di Tito

The Israel Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra, 2010

Set designer: Niv Manor

Costume designer: Maor Tzabar

Le Nozze di Figaro

Buchmann Mehta Music School, Tel Aviv 2008

Set and costume designer: Efrat Aravot

Cosi fan tutte

Buchmann Mehta Music School, Tel Aviv 2009

Set and costume designer: Niv Manor

Different Projects

Zanetto / Ivai - Tel Aviv, 2009

Le Nozze Di Figaro / Haifa, 2006

Le Nozze Di Figaro / Jerusalem, 2010

La Boheme / Rehovot - Israel, 2010


Born in Haifa, Israel.

Graduated from the Dunia-Weitzmann Conservatory, the piano department. in composition from the Buchmann-Mehta School of Music at the Tel Aviv University. Participated in The English National Theater program for young directors and Robert Wilson’s Watermill program.

Between the years 2001-2011 worked as assistant director in Tel Aviv, Antwerpen, Oviedo, Rome, Milano (La Scala), Moscow, Palermo, Vienna (Theater an der Wien, Wiener Staatsoper) and Glyndebourne, with directors such as Franco Zefirelli, David Pountney, Mariame Clement and many others.

Awarded the America-Israel Culture Foundation scholarship.

As a director staged projects for, among others, the Israeli Opera, The Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, The Haifa Symphony Orchestra, The Be’er Sheva Symphony Orchestra, The Israeli Vocal Arts Institute (IVAI) and The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music.

Recently directed the production "Mozart Pasticcio" for Dresden's Semper Zwei and the Asia premiere of Britten's "The Rape of Lucretia" in Tianjin, China.

Lives in Vienna, Austria.


La Traviata, Tel Aviv

“The young stage production, directed by Niv Hoffman. Profited from a contemporary spirit…out of the many ideas he brought to the production, the opening, in which the dead Violetta is brought in wrapped in shrouds, from which she springs out at the first sounds of the first act, is outstanding…his most beautiful idea comes at the end of the second act, as the humiliated Violetta fixes her dress and make up , seemingly in order to maintain her hurt pride, but in fact as a passage into the last act. In which she lays dying”
Tzvi Goren,, July 2009

The Marriage of Figaro, Tel Aviv

“This was in every aspect an enjoyable production: entertaining and creative staging…”
Omer Shomroni, Globes, June 2008

The Marriage of Figaro, Be’er Sheva

“The opera…which was brought to the stage for the first time in Be’er Sheva, was professional and well made, and the result: astounding! Excellent stageing…What a pleasure it was to see and hear Mozart’s Figaro in this wonderful production in Be’er Sheva. Three and a hlaf hours of music flew by…modern staging, young und tasteful…”
Barak Tal, Conductor, The Tel Aviv Soloists Orchestra Blog, July 2011

La Clemenza di Tito, Tel Aviv

“…an important event which incorporates several highly original elements…a brilliant idea to incorporate dancers which are used as set and interpertation at the same time…an original and surprising staging idea…the staging is brilliang and original”
Ora Binur, Ma’ariv, November 2011