Klaus Grünberg,
set design and light

Born in Hamburg, studied set design with Erich Wonder in Vienna and is working since then as a freelance set and lighting designer at theaters and opera houses in Europe as well as in Buenos Aires and Kuwait - among others with the directors Tatjana Gürbaca, Barrie Kosky, Sebastian Baumgarten, André Wilms, Thilo Reinhardt, Antoine Gindt, Christof Nel and Heiner Goebbels.

With Tatjana Gürbaca he was working on „Turandot" and „Rigoletto" at Oper Graz, Strawinsky's „Mavra" on a truck for the Staatsoper Berlin, „Dido and Aeneas" at the Festspielhaus Baden Baden, the world premiere of Philippe Hersant's „The Black Monk" and „Carmen" at the Oper Leipzig, „Le Grand Macabre" at Theater Bremen, Tschaikovsky's „Mazeppa" and „The Enchantress" at Vlaamse Opera Antwerp and „Salome" at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein.

For Barrie Kosky he was designing „L'Orfeo" at the Staatsoper Berlin, "Figaro", „Iphigenie auf Tauris" and "Kiss me, Kate" at the Komische Oper Berlin, „Lohengrin" at Vienna State Opera and „The Flying Dutchman" and „Tristan and Isolde" at Aalto Theater Essen.
He designed also set and light for Barrie Kosky's "Ring des Nibelungen" at Staatsoper Hannover.

With the composer and director Heiner Goebbels he is developing regularily music-theater pieces e.g. "Max Black", „Hashirigaki", „Landscape with Distant Relatives", "eraritjaritjaka", „Stifters Dinge" and "I went to the house but did not enter" which are shown around the world.

In 1999 he also opened the MOMOLMA (Museum of More or Less Modern Art) in Hamburg.

Currently Klaus Grünberg is working on the opening of 2012's "Ruhrtriennale" Festival, as well as on Barrie Kosky's "Merchant of Venice" at Schauspiel Frankfurt.

His set and light design for „Rusalka" at Komische Oper Berlin was nominated for the german FAUST theater prize 2011.

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