Born in Mainz, Germany, Ingo Krügler studied costume and design in Berlin and London (Lette-Verein Berlin, College of Fashion and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London). He lives in Vienna and works internationally. After working for Jean-Paul Gaultier and John Galliano in Paris, he was assistant on several productions by Michael Haneke, Robert Carsen, David Alden, David Pountney, Thomas Langhoff, Gottfried Pilz and Stefan Herheim, in Vienna, Paris, Munich and at the Salzburg Festival.
Since Jenůfa in Stuttgart in 2008, he has been collaborating with Calixto Bieito: Elias in Lyon and at Theater an der Wien, Turandot in Toulouse, La Guerre et la Paix and Lady Macbeth of Mzensk in Geneva, Lulu, De la maison des morts, Orestie at Théâtre de Bâle, Die Soldaten, The Fiery Angel and L'incoronazione di Poppea in Zurich, Otello in Basel and Hamburg, Armida, Der Freischütz, Bluebeard's Castle, Gianni Schicchi, Dialogues des carmélites, Die Gezeichneten at Berlin's Komische Oper, Lohengrin and Aida at Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at the Flanders Opera and in Graz, Les Contes d'Hoffmann in Oslo, Tannhäuser and Lady Mabcbeth of Mzensk in Antwerp, Turandot and Les Troyens in Nuremberg, La Forza del destino at the English National Opera, Fidelio, Boris Godunov and La Juive at the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich, Ibsen's Brand in Oslo and at the Bergen Festival, St John's Passion in Bilbao and at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Moses und Aron and Le Grand Macabre in Dresden, Hèctor Parra's Les Bienveillantes at the Flanders Opera, as well as several productions at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu and Madrid's Teatro Real and, this season, Mahomet II at Teatro di San Carlo in Naples.
He has also worked with Tatjana Gürbaca in Novosibirsk and Elisabeth Stöppler (Werther, Faust and Médée), Tobias Kratzer (Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny), Matthew Wild (Don Giovanni and La Bohème in Bern and at the Cape Town Opera), Stefan Märki and Lydia Steyer (Elektra).
At the Paris Opera: Lear, 2016; Simon Boccanegra, 2018; The Exterminating Angel (2024)
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