Stage & Costume Designer
Born in Mannheim, Andrea Schmidt-Futterer worked at the Berlin Schaubühne from 1980 to 1984 and became permanent costume designer at the Bochum Schauspielhaus in 1986. She has been a freelancer since 1995. As costume designer, she has worked on productions with directors such as Claus Peymann, Andrea Breth, Pierre Audi, Jürgen Gosch, Frank-Patrick Steckel, Reinhild Hoffmann, Thomas Langhoff, Nikolaus Lehnhoff, Roland Aeschlimann, Lukas Hemleb and Leander Haussmann. She first explored the opera genre in 1991, designing for a production of "From the House of the Dead" (Janáček) at Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels. This successful collaboration wit director Peter Mussbach was followed by many other joint productions. With Nicolas Brieger she worked on "Cardillac" in Frankfurt, "St Francois d'Ássisie" in San Francisco, "Salome" and "Die Tote Stadt" in Geneva, "Krieg und Frieden" in Cologne, "Amadis de Gaulle" in Mannheim, "Der fliegende Holländer" in Strasbourg and "Mitridate" in Schwetzingen. After designing the costumes for Nicolas Brieger's productions of "Hamlet", "Nathan der Weise" and "Don Giovanni", as well as Uwe Eric Laufenberg's "Rigoletto", she returns to the Wiesbaden State Theatre this season as costume designer for "Der Rosenkavalier", "Wallenstein" and "Tristan und Isole".