Set & Costume Designer
Christian Schmidt, voted set / costume designer of the year often by specialist magazine Opernwelt, is back in Frankfurt, where he has worked on many celebrated productions, for the first ever performances in Frankfurt of Tchaikovsky’s The Sorceress. He has worked with the director Claus Guth for many years, on productions including Rodelinda, Der Rosenkavalier, The Merry Widow, Daphne and Pelléas et Mélisande (which won a DER FAUST theatre prize) at Oper Frankfurt and, since 1992, many productions at places including the Salzburg and Bayreuth festivals, the Munich Biennale, Glyndebourne Festival, the Semperoper in Dresden, Theater an der Wien (Vienna), the Opéra National in Paris, Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Teatro Real in Madrid, Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona and the Hamburg, Berlin and Vienna state operas. The world premiere of Heart Chamber took place at the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2019/20. He also works with other directors including Christof Loy, Andreas Homoki, Hans Neuenfels, Amelie Niermeyer (most recently on Guillaume Tell at Theater Bern), Yona Kim (Turandot at the Hamburg State Opera) and Evgeny Titov (Lady Macbeth von Mtsensk at the Staatstheater in Wiesbaden. He was nominated for best set and costume designer of the year at the 2017 and 2020 International Opera Awards.