Herbert Kapplmüller

em.o.Univ.Prof.
* 1941     
From 1990 Lector for Stage Design at University Mozaretum Salzburg


Herbert Kapplmüller, born 1941 in Linz, went to a Jesuit school and took a degree in German literature after studying in Salzburg and Vienna. At the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Vienna he studied under J. Avramidis (sculpture), G. Hessing (painting) and L. Egg (stage design). Herbert Kapplmüller works as a stage and costume designer at Europe?s leading theatres and opera houses and has directed operas in Graz, Karlsruhe, Linz, Nuremberg, Salzburg, Ulm and Zagreb.

Apart from the stage Herbert Kapplmüller has designed other spaces, for the Vienna Festival and the Vienna Theatre Museum. He has taught at the University of Vienna and at the Ernst Busch School in Berlin.
Since 1990 he has been in charge of the stage design class at the Mozarteum University.

Prizes: Kainz Medal 1983, European Culture Prize 2001

Selected work:

Coronation of Poppea (Ulm, direction, set and costumes), Titus (Nuremberg, direction and décor), Wozzeck (Vienna, set and costumes), Rattenfänger (Graz and Vienna, set, in collaboration), Fledermaus (Stuttgart, set), Zauberflöte (Freiburg, set), Idomeneo (Graz, direction and costumes), Kehraus um St. Stefan (Staatsoper Vienna), Lulu (Paris, set), Der Ring (Vienna, set and costumes), Zauberflöte (Linz, direction, set and costumes), The Cunning Little Vixen (Dresden, set), Eugene Onegin (Essen, set and costumes), Le Roi Artus (Bregenz Festival, set and costumes), Solimano (Innsbruck Early Music Festival, set and costumes), Falstaff (Berlin, set), Solimano (Berlin, set and costumes), Le Roi Artus (Cologne, set and costumes), Figaro (Berlin, set), Falstaff (Ferrara, set), Don Giovanni (Berlin, set), Wieso verschwindet Mozart auf der Reise nach Prag ( ZKM Karslruhe, direction, set and costumes, in collaboration), Aida (Karlsruhe; direction, set and costumes), Lenz (Salzburg, direction), Aida (Salzburg, direction, set and costumes), Idomeneo (Zagreb, direction, set and costumes), Katzlmacher (Wuppertal, set and costumes, in collaboration), Freischütz (Koblenz, set and costumes), Wozzeck (Münster, set and costumes), Le Nozze de Figaro (Ludwigsburg, set and costumes), Cat on a Hot tin Roof (Wuppertal, set and costumes), Torquato Tasso (Münster, set and costumes), Idomeneo (Graz, direction, set and costumes), Mary of Egypt (Carinthian Summer Ossiach, direction, set and costumes)