Sydney Opera House

Urs Schönebaum


Background: Studied photography in Munich. Worked from1995 until 1998 with Max Keller as a part of the lighting departement of Münchner Kammerspiele. After being assistant director for productions at Grand Theatre de Geneve, Lincoln Center New York and Münchner Kammerspiele he started in 2000 to work as a lighting designer for opera, theater, installations and performances.

Other Companies: His work includes projects with Robert Wilson: Hot Waters, Singapore art festival; Winterreise, Théatre du Chatelet Paris; Aida, Opera La Monnaie Bruxelles and Covent Garden London, Festspeilhaus Baden Baden, Opera
di Roma; Dr. Caligari, Deutsches Theater Berlin; The Whitetown, Bellevue Teatret Kopenhagen; Erwartung, Staatsoper Berlin; Les Fables de Lafontaine, Comédie-Française and Lincoln Center Festival New York; Peer Gynt, Det Norske Teatret, Oslo; Die Johannes Passion,Théatre du Chatelet, National Opera Vilnius; Der Freischütz, Festspielhaus Baden Baden; Einstein on the Beach world tour; The Vidoeportraits With Thomas Ostermeier: Girl on the sofa, Edinburgh Festival; Woyzeck, Schaubühne Berlin and Festival d'Avignon; Lulu, Schaubühne Berlin; Zerbombt, Schaubühne Berlin, Festival d'Avignon, Mass
für Mass, Salzburger Festspiele.

With Jean Paul Scarpitta: Sancta Susanna, Oidipus Rex, Le Corum Montpellier; St.Augustin Art Carnuntum Festival Austria; Hary Janos, Le Corum Montpellier, Théatre du Chatelet Paris; Medée, Arènes de Nimes; Carmen, Jeanne au bucher, Die Zauberfloete, Bluebeard's Castle, Le Corum Montpellier; Don Giovanni, Salustia, La Traviata, Manon Lescaut, Opéra Comédie
Montpellier; Nabucco, Teatro dell‘Opera di Roma.

With Anselm Kiefer: Am Anfang, Opera Bastille.

With Stefan Larsson: Höstsonaten, Dramaten Stockholm

With William Kentridge: The Nose, Metropolitan Opera New York, Festival D’Aix en Provence, Opera de Lyon

With La fura dels Baus: Mahagonny, Teatro Real Madrid, Bolshoi Teatr Moskau; Turandot, Babylon, Staatoper München

Art Projects with: Vanessa Beecroft (VB 43 New York; VB45 Inauguration Kunsthalle Wien; VB46 Gagosian
Gallery L.A.; VB48 Palazzo Ducale Genoa; VB51, Schloss Vinsebeck Kassel)

With Dan Graham and Tony Oursler (Don't trust anyone over Thirty, Wiener Festwochen, Staatsoper Berlin)

With Marina Abramovic: The Artist is present, MOMA New York and works for installations in Karkow, Munich, Salzburg, Expo 02 and Flims Switzerland.

From 2005 until 2008 he worked as lighting designer in residence with the Bayerisches Staatstschauspiel in Munich where he designed over 15 productions with various directors.

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