Klaus Grünberg

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 and Christof Nel.

With Tatjana Gürbaca he was working on Strawinsky's Mavra on a truck for Staatsoper Berlin, Mazeppa and The Enchantress at Vlaamse Opera Antwerp, Le Grand Macabre at Theater Bremen, Salome at Deutsche Oper am Rhein and previously Rigoletto at Opernhaus Zürich. For Barrie Kosky he was designing set for Kiss me, Kate at Komische Oper Berlin 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 (1998), Hashirigaki (2000), Landscape with Distant Relatives (2002), Eraritjaritjaka (2004), Stifters Dinge (2007) and I went to the house but did not enter (2008). In 1999 he also opened the MOMOLMA (Museum of More or Less Modern Art) in Hamburg.

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