Stage & Costume Designer
Gisbert Jäkel has worked at the Burgtheater in Vienna, Theater Basel, as well as at the opera houses in Paris (Bastille), Brussels, Berlin and Dresden, with directors such as Hans Neuenfels, Andrea Breth, Günther Krämer and Ingo Kerkhof, amongst others. Frequent collaborations with Uwe Eric Laufenberg include Ernst Krenek’s “Karl V” in Bregenz, “Don Giovanni” in Cologne and Wagner’s “Ring” cycle in Linz; in 2016 they will work together on “Parsifal” at the Bayreuth Festival. He has also directed his own productions in Graz, Bremen and Potsdam. Most recently he designed the sets for “Die Frau ohne Schatten”, “Orfeo ed Euridice”, "Otello", “Dr. med. Hiob Prätorius”, Wagner's "Ring" cycle, "Don Carlos", "Arabella" and "Antigone". This season, he will design the new productions "Rigoletto" and "Jenufa".