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Biography

Ferdinand Wögerbauer was born in Salzburg and studied set design at the town’s Mozarteum. His first engagement was as a design assistant at the Salzburg Festival, where he worked until 2003 both as a design assistant and as Head of Scenic Design. As a set designer he works regularly with Peter Stein and to date has collaborated with him on productions of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya in Italy, Ferdinand Raimund’s Der Alpenkönig und der Menschenfeind at the Salzburg Festival, Botho Strauß’s Die Ähnlichen at the Vienna Festival, Azio Corghi’s Tat’jana and Dallapiccola’s Il prigioniero at La Scala, Milan, and at the Nederlandse Opera in Amsterdam, Faust I at EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Botho Strauß’s Der Narr und seine Frau heute abend in Pancomedia in Berlin, Chekhov’s The Seagull at the Edinburgh Festival and in Riga, Euripides’ Medea in Syracuse and at Epidaurus, Don Giovanni at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Los Angeles Opera, David Harrower’s Blackbird at the Edinburgh Festival and in London’s West End, Troilus and Cressida at the Edinburgh Festival and for the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford, Mazeppa, Eugene Onegin, The Queen of Spades and Lulu in Lyon and an adaptation of Dostoevsky’s The Devils in San Pancrazio near Rome. For the Berliner Ensemble he has designed productions of Schiller’s Wallenstein and Kleist’s Der zerbrochene Krug. His most recent work with Peter Stein has been Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus at the 2010 Salzburg Festival, Verdi’s Macbeth at the 2011 Salzburg Festival, Shostakovich’s The Nose in Zurich and Rome, Eugène Labiche’s Le Prix Martin at the Théâtre de l’Odéon in Paris, Pinter’s The Homecoming at the Spoleto56 Festival dei 2Mondi in 2013, Verdi’s Don Carlo and Schubert´s Fierrabras at Salzburg Festival, Shakespeare’s King Lear at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Verdi’s Aida at the Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre in Moscow in 2014 and La Scala Milan 2015, Boris Godunov at the Theater Et Cetera in Moscow, Der Park at the Teatro di Roma and Vec Makropulos at the Vienna Stateopera.

Other companies for which Ferdinand Wögerbauer has designed the sets include the Zimmertheater in Tübingen, the Vienna Burgtheater and John Neumeier’s Hamburg Ballet, where his designs include Messiah, The Christmas Oratorio, Orpheus and Liliom. At the 2001 Salzburg Festival he designed the sets for Bob Swaim’s production of Jenůfa and in 2009 worked on Jürgen Flimm’s production of Rossini’s Moïse et Pharaon. He has also worked with Christian Nickel at Stuttgart’s Altes Schauspielhaus, with Claudio Abbado and Carl Philip von Maldeghem at the Berlin Philharmonie, with Stephen Wadsworth at the Metropolitan Opera and with Stefano Vizioli at the Festival in St.Gallen.