Robby Duiveman was born in the Netherlands and studied costume and set design at the Munich Academy of Fine Arts. He was head of costume at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Brussels before taking over the running of the costume and make-up department at the Salzburg Festival and, more recently, creating the workshops for costumes and make-up at the Ruhrtriennale. In every case Gerard Mortier was the artistic director of the institutions in question. Robby Duivemann has also taught at the Salzburg Mozarteum. Since November 1999 he has been head of costume and make-up at the Dutch National Opera and Ballet in Amsterdam.
Robby Duiveman has worked as associate designer for Robert Wilson on productions for Los Angeles Opera, the Ahmason Theatre in Los Angeles, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and also in Taipei and at the Barbican Centre in London. He also was associate designer for Miuccia Prada at the Metropolitan Opera in New York.
Robby Duiveman has designed costumes for the Salzburg Festival, the Hamburg Schauspielhaus, the Hamburg Ballet, Welsh National Opera, the Dutch National Opera and Ballet, the Holland Festival, the Teatro Real in Madrid, the Paris Opéra, the Göttingen Handel Festival, the Brisbane Baroque Festival and the Finnish National Opera.
For Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum he created the exhibition Eiko Ishioka: Costumes for ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’.
Current as of July 2017