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Christof Hetzer

Salzburg-born set designer Christof Hetzer has designed costumes and stages alike at many of Europe’s leading theatres and opera houses since 2001. 

Hetzer studied stage and costume design with Erich Wonder at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and has since collaborated with directors like Hans Neuenfels, Christian Stückl, Constanze Macras and Pierre Audi. He has worked at Schaubühne in Berlin, the Basel Theater, the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, the Frankfurt Opera, the Nationaltheater in Mannheim and the Flanders Opera in Antwerp. 

He regularly works with stage director David Hermann, for whom he has designed the sets and costumes for shows such as “Sing für mich, Tod” at the Ruhrtriennale 2009; “L'Heure Espagnole / La Vida breve” and “Médée de Charpentier” at the Frankfurt Opera; “The Queen of Spades” at the Basel Opera; “Les Troyens” at the Staatstheater in Karlsruhe; “The Turk in Italy” and “The Magic Flute” at the Amsterdam State Opera; and Helmut Lachenmann’s “The Little Match Girl,” Iannis Xenakis’ “Oresteïa” and Janáček’s “The Makropoulos Affair” at the Deutsche Oper in Berlin.