Urs Schönebaum


After completing his training as a photographer, Urs Schönenbaum (lighting design) worked from 1995 to 1998 as a lighting technician with Max Keller at the Münchner Kammerspiele. Since 2000 he has been working as a lighting designer for theatre, opera, exhibitions, performances and installations. He has worked on more than 130 productions at venues such as Covent Garden London, Opéra Bastille, Metropolitan Opera New York, Schaubühne, Deutsches Theater in Berlin, Festival d’Avignon and the Wiener Festwochen. He works with directors such as Thomas Ostermeier, La Fura dels Baus, William Kentridge and Michael Haneke, and has a long-time collaboration with Robert Wilson.