Kaspar Glarner

set and costume designer

portret artystyKaspar Glarner was born in Zürich and studied in Paris at the ENSAD Art High School. He then worked as a graphic artist and interior designer until Rolf Glittenberg took him on as an assistant stage designer at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg. Subsequently, he assisted Erich Wonder on several international opera productions. After developing first works of his own with Markus Imhoof and Hansgünther Heyme, Kaspar Glarner worked with Uwe-Eric Laufenberg at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, the Grand Théâtre de Genève (Tosca), in Oldenburg (Peter Grimes), Marseille (Lucrezia Borgia), Freiburg (Fidelio). At the Frankfurt Opera, he designed, among others, the costumes for productions by Uwe-Eric Laufenberg (Roméo et Juliette) and Keith Warner (Death in Venice, Lear, and Falstaff). He also worked with the director Keith Warner on the stage design of Volo di notte, Il prigioniero in Frankfurt, Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Hamburg State Opera, Katya Kabanova at the Theater an der Wien, Simon Boccanegra and Tannhäuser in Strasbourg, The Devils of Loudon in Copenhagen and Warsaw, and the costumes for Elektra in Prague and San Francisco, and Otello at the Royal Opera House in London. He also works regularly with director Walter Sutcliffe, opera credits including set and costume designs for Owen Wingrave and The Turn of the Screw (Frankfurt and Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse), Die Gespenstersonate (Frankfurt), Werther (Magdeburg), and Rigoletto (Santiago de Chile), and set designs for Luisa Miller and La Traviata (Braunschweig). He has also worked with directors such as Johannes Erath, Christine Mielitz, Vincent Boussard, Amon Miyamoto and Dale Duesing. Mr Glarner has worked widely in theatre, including for the Maxim Gorki Theater, Berlin, the Hans Otto Theater Potsdam, the Theater Augsburg, and the Residenztheater Munich. He designed costumes for Mariusz Treliński’s production of Prokofiev’s The Fiery Angel, set to open at the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera in the 2017/18 season.