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Urs Schönebaum

Lighting designer Urs Schönebaum comes to Bergen for Rusalka autumn 2021

Urs Schönebaum studied photography in Munich and worked from 1995 until 1998 with Max Keller as a part of the lighting department of Münchner Kammerspiele. After being assistant director for productions at Grand Théâtre de Genève, Lincoln Center New York and Münchner Kammerspiele he started in 2000 to work as a lighting designer for opera, theater, installations and performances.

He has participated in over 80 productions at major theaters including Covent Garden London, Opéra Bastille in Paris, Metropolitan Opera in New York, Staatsoper unter den Linden in Berlin, Dramaten Stockholm, Det Norske Teatret Oslo, Teatro dell’Opera Roma, Bolshoi Theater in Moscow, Salzburger Festspiele and Bayreuth Festival.

He regularly worked with directors such as Stefan Larsson, La Fura dels Baus, William Kentridge and Robert Wilson. His works include also lighting designs for art projects with Vanessa Beecroft, Anselm Kiefer, Dan Graham and Marina Abramović.

April 2021