Ingeborg Bernerth

Stage/Costume Designer


German costume designer Ingeborg Bernerth has been working for theatres and opera houses in Europe and North America since 1981.

In collaboration with Vera Nemirova (stage direction) and Jens Killian (set design) she created the costumes for Der Ring des Nibelungen at Oper Frankfurt (2010-2012).

Other important works include: Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Czar’s Bride at Oper Frankfurt (Stein Winge, director and Benoit Dugardyn, set design); Lohengrin in Krefeld, (Robert Lehmeier, director, Tom Musch, set design) With Lehmeier and Musch she designed Mussorgsky’s Boris Godunov and Die Fledermaus at Nationale Reisopera Enschede, where she also created the costumes for Puccini's Madama Butterfly (Tobias Hoheisel and Imogen Kogge, directors).

For Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda, Roberto Devereux and Anna Bolena Ingeborg Bernerth designed the costumes at Dallas Opera (Stephen Lawless, director, Benoit Dugardyn, set design), with revivals of Anna Bolena and Roberto Devereux at the Canadian Opera Company Toronto and Washington. In 2003, she designed the costumes for Die Fledermaus at the Glyndebourne Festival, and the production was revived at Grand Théâtre Geneva, Opera House Graz.

In collaboration with Elijah Moshinsky, director, and Herbert Murauer, set design, she created the costumes for Don Carlo at the Korean National Opera Seoul in 2012.

For the Festival of Oscarsborg Operaen in Norway, Ingeborg Bernerth created the costumes for Tosca, Cavalleria rusticana/I Pagliacci, L'Elisir d'Amore and Rigoletto 2014 (Stein Winge, director and Benoit Dugardyn, set design).

With stage director Stephen Lawless and set designer Phillip Schlössmann she collaborated for new production of  Die Fledermaus at the China National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing in 2011and for Guillaume Tell at Graz Opera in 2014.

Among her future projects are Fidelio in Chemnitz 2019, Roberto Devereux in San Francisco and Lohengrin in Bonn, 2018.




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