Augsburg born Bernhard Siegl studied set, costume and painting scenery at the University for the Fine Arts in Dresden. He has been working as a free-lance set and costume designer since 2000, with directors and producers including Miriam Tscholl, Burghart Klaußner, Tilo Nest, Barbara Weber, Katja Ott, Uwe Gössel, Arved Schultze, Stephan Müller, Fatih Akin and Manuel Schmitt, with whom he has worked closely for the last nine years on projects at theatres including the Kammerspiele in Munich, the Deutsche Theater Berlin, Burgtheater in Vienna, Schauspielhaus in Bochum, the Staatsschauspiel in Dresden, the Maxim Gorki Theater and HAU in Berlin, the Schauspielhaus in Düsseldorf, Theater in Erlangen, Musiktheater im Revier, Bibliotheca Alexandrina in Egyptian Alexandria, the Staatstheater in Nürnberg, Theater Trier, the Brecht Festival in Augsburg and theatres in Heidelberg, Freiburg, Hamburg, Schwerin, Wuppertal and Graz. He also creates installations and interiors for theatre. His own productions, for which he also designed the sets and costumes, were seen in 2014 at the Theater an der Rott in Eggenfelden (Der Drang, a play by Franz Xaver Kroetz; which was invited to the 2015 Bayerische Theatertagen – a big honour) and Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel at Theater Trier in 2016. Bernhard Siegl lives in Berlin. He is making his debut at Oper Frankfurt with this Britten double bill in the Bockenheimer Depot.