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Herbert Barz-Murauer

Set Designer

Herbert Murauer
© Oper Frankfurt

Set and costume designer Herbert Barz-Murauer has worked regularly at Oper Frankfurt, on Christof Loy's Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt – an online evening of Tchaikovsky Lieder – with whom he devised productions of Wozzeck, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, La fanciulla del West, Die Fledermaus, Cosí fan tutte and Giordano's Fedora, for the company. Now he's back in Frankfurt, where he designed costumes for our new Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg directed by Joannes Erath, for whom he was set designer on Giulio Cesare in Egitto in Frankfurt, costume designer for La traviata at the Hamburg State Opera and set and costume designer for Korngold's Die tote Stadt at Oper Graz, for Matthew Wild's new production of Tannhäuser. During the 2020/21 season he designed sets and costumes for Gounod's Faust at Cologne Opera and Humperdinck's Königskinder at the Tirol Festival in Erl where he returns this summer for another production directed by Matthew Wild: Tchaikovsky's Mazeppa. He also designed sets for Il barbiere di Siviglia at Den Norske Opera in Oslo, Leoncavallo's Zazà at the Theater an der Wien, Carmen at the Nationaltheater in Mannheim, Legrenzi's La divisione del mondo at the Opéra National du Rhin in Strasbourg and Mozart's Lucio Silla at Theater Basel. His artistry has been seen at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, Nationale Opera in Amsterdam, Teatro Real in Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, Grand Théâtre in Geneva, Los Angeles Opera, Korean National Opera in Seoul and the Glyndebourne Festival.