Jury Annette Murschetz

Annette Murschetz

Set Designer, Professor at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz

Born in Munich, Annette Murschetz studied Set Design under Prof. Erich Wonder at the Academy of Fine Arts  Vienna, where she later also taught. Since 1994, she has worked as set designer at major theatres and opera houses in Europe. For many years she worked with director Andrea Breth, for whom she designed numerous theatre productions at the Vienna Burgtheater and Akademietheater, as well as opera productions for the Opéra La Monnaie in Brussels and the Styriarte Festival Graz. Her work with Alfred Kirchner and Jürgen Flimm brought her to the opera houses of Amsterdam, Zurich and the Staatsoper unter den Linden Berlin. In recent years, she has worked mainly with director Martin Kušej, designing sets for theatre and opera productions. Among others, at the Schauspielhaus Hamburg; the Residenztheater Munich (including the FAUST Prize-winning production “Die bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant”); at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden in London; as well as for the Aix en Provence Festival; for the Burgtheater and the Salzburg Festival. She has worked repeatedly with the American director Daniel Kramer for the Vienna Akademietheater, the Basel Opera and the Vlaamse Opera. Annette Murschetz was awarded the Hein-Heckroth Stage Design Prize as well as the Nestroy Prize for Best Set Design in 2013. In addition to her theatre work, she has illustrated for publishing houses like Diogenes, Hanser, Sanssouci and Heyne. She has been professor for set and costume design at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz since 2018.


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