a comedy by Florian Zeller
translated by Christopher Hampton
Hans is well known throughout Austria for his designs for theatre, opera, musicals, events and exhibitions. He also teaches at the „Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst“ („Max Reinhard Seminar“). Hans has designed many stunning sets, especially for opera and musical. His designs can currently be seen in Berlin, Hamburg, Kiel, Linz, Dresden, etc.
For the past years, he has been one of the main designers of the Volkstheater, thus shaping many outstanding productions. In 2004 Hans received the Karl Skraup Prize for Mother Courage and his design for Woyzeck received a Nestroy Award in 2013. His scenic designs for Around the World in 80 Days won the German Musical Prize for best set design in 2017 while in 2018 the same production was awarded the Austrian Musical Prize for the best Musical Production.
Hans is also well known for his acclaimed exhibition designs, e.g. for Centre George Pompidou (Paris), as well as for the Brahmsmuseum, which won “European Museum of the Year” in 1994. Most recently, he has designed the “Polardom Schönbrunn” for Vienna’s world famous Zoo, as well as a media installation at the Expo 2015 in Milan.
Additionally to various set designs for Austrian national TV productions, Hans also designs the stage for the yearly “Summer Night Concert Schönbrunn”, presented by the famous Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra which gets broadcast to more than 60 nations with a live audience of over 100,000.
He has designed numerous productions for Vienna’s English Theatre, including amongst others, 84 Charing Cross Road, Corpse!, Bedroom Farce, Gaslight, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, Doubt, A Picasso, 2 Pianos 4 Hands, God of Carnage, Other Desert Cities…