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Valentin Mattka (1988, Mölln) is a Berlin-based stage designer.

As a freelance artist, he creates set designs for opera and theatre productions. From 2010 to 2017, he studied stage and costume design at the Kunsthochschule Weissensee Berlin under Prof. Peter Schubert. During his studies, he was frequently engaged as an assistant for scenography at the Komische Oper Berlin and the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Among others he assisted Katharina Schlipf, Alfred Peter and Christof Hetzer. In particular, he worked closely with stage designer Rebecca Ringst and assisted her for various productions at the Komische Oper such as Eugen Onegin, Candide and Die Gezeichneten. As an assistant for scenography, he supported productions from Lydia Steyer, Calixto Bieto, Jan Philipp Gloger, Barrie Kosky and Stefan Herheim.

Valentin Mattka was part of the interdisciplinary music theatre project Die Nacht der Seeigel which was first shown at the Opera Stabile, Staatsoper Hamburg in 2019. In collaboration with stage director Luise Kautz, he designed the set for Die Tote Stadt at Opernhaus Kiel in season 2019/2020. At the Komische Oper Berlin, he created the stage design for Barrie Kosky´s Pierrot Lunaire in 2020. For the production La Juive in season 2021/22, he is working together again with director Luise Kautz at the Opernhaus Kiel.

Between 2016 to 2018, Valentin Mattka was a scholar of the Akademie Musiktheater heute of the Deutsche Bank Stiftung.