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Michael Bauer


Michael Bauer was born in Munich. He joined Bavarian State Opera as a trainee in 1980 and has been Head Lighting Designer there since 1998. With Bavarian State Opera he has worked with directors including David Alden, Calixto Bieito, Luc Bondy, David Bösch, August Everding, Claus Guth, Richard Jones, Yannis Kokkos, Peter Konwitschny, Jürgen Rose and Roland Schwab, on productions including Die ZauberflöteL’elisir d’amoreNormaGuillaume TellLa JuiveDer fliegende HolländerTristan und IsoldeDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg, NabuccoLes Vêpres siciliennesDon CarlosMefistofeleToscaLa fanciulla del WestBoris GodunovThe Bartered BrideWertherHänsel und GretelArabella and Die Fledermaus. Away from Munich, he has lit for the Paris Opéra, Berlin State Opera, Theater an der Wien, Semperoper Dresden, La Fenice, La Scala, , Grand Théâtre de Genève, Ultima Contemporary Music Festival, Oslo, Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, Norwegian National Opera, Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Opera Vlaanderen and Opéra de Lyon and the ROH among others.