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Herbert Murauer

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Costume and set designer Herbert Murauer, a native of Wels, Austria, studied stage design at Mozarteum University Salzburg. After graduation, he was engaged at the Staatstheater Stuttgart, among others. Since 1996 he has been a freelance set and costume designer and works regularly with the stage director Christof Loy. Their joint production so far include La Gioconda in Bremen, Manon, Don Carlo and Lucia di Lammermoor at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Der Rosenkavalier and La bohème at La Monnaie in Brussels, Ariadne auf Naxos at London’s Royal Opera House, Saul and Roberto Devereux at the Bavarian State Opera, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Faust and Die Fledermaus in Frankfurt, Il turco in Italia at Grand Théâtre in Geneva, in Copenhagen and Los Angeles Opera, Eugene Onegin at the Norwegian National Opera in Oslo, La fanciulla del West at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, and in 2023 Arabella in Teatro Real in Madrid. He has worked also with stage directors Elijah Moshinsky, Helmuth Lohner and Johannes Erath and with a number of other theatres, including the Theater an der Wien, Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, Korean National Opera in Seoul and the Glyndebourne festival, among many others.