Hans Schavernoch is one of the most renowned stage designer of our time and has worked in all the major theaters and festivals in the world, i.a. in Vienna, London, New York, Amsterdam, Munich, Chicago, Florence, Los Angeles, Madrid, Tokyo, Dresden, Frankfurt (2009 Pfitzner Palestrina, 2010 Berlioz's La Damnation de Faust), Barcelona, Zurich (2011 Wagner Tannhäuser, 2012 Wagner Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg), and Paris (2011 Bastille - Gounod's Faust). His recent works: Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier in Florence (2012) and Prokofiev's The Gambler at Frankfurt Opera (2013).
At the Theater an der Wien, he created stage design of Woolfsons Freudiana (1990), Levays Elisabeth (1992) and Mozart! (1999). With Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos he returned in 2010.
Since 1986 he has been working closely with Harry Kupfer at the Komische Oper in Berlin, Hamburg, Cologne, at the Salzburg and Bayreuth Festival (Wagner: Der Ring des Nibelungen) and at the Berlin State Opera (the entire Wagner cycle).
For his work he received the Laurence Olivier Award amongst others. Since 1995 he has been a professor for stage and costume design in Graz.