Dieter Richter studied at the Mozarteum in Salzburg and began his career in 1990 as designer for opera and drama in Cologne, Bonn and Innsbruck. Engagements soon followed at the Komische Oper and Deutsche Oper Berlin, Oper Frankfurt, DOR Düsseldorf, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirche and the Aalto-Musiktheater Essen, where he worked on numerous productions with Dietrich Hilsdorf. He has also worked in Barcelona and Sydney. He has received numerous nominations as "Designer of the Year", for example for his "L’Incoronatione di Poppea" in Cologne. During the 2016/17 season, he will work at the opera houses in Düsseldorf, Leipzig, Bonn, Darmstadt and Linz. Following "La Juive" in Nice and Nürnberg, he will come to Wiesbaden work with Gabriele Rech on "Die Fledermaus".