Tcherniakov, Dmitri

Dmitri Tcherniakov (Russian: Дмитрий Черняков) (born May 11, 1970) is a Russian theatre director, and winner of numerous national Golden Mask theatre awards, who works with many European opera houses.


Tcherniakov was born in Moscow. In 1993 he graduated from Russian Academy of Theatre Arts as a stage director. He started his career in the Russian Drama Theatre of Lithuania in Vilnius. Then he directed opera and drama in many major Russian cities, including Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Omsk, Samara, Kazan and others. He usually creates the scenic design and costumes for his productions.


Tcherniakov was awarded the Golden Mask for Best Director of Opera for the following productions: