Born in Baal (Switzerland), Vazul Matusz studied at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, where he obtained a Master of Arts degree in the costumes and decors sections. He then started a free-lance career as a stage and costumes designer.
He worked with and for Herbert Kapplmüller on Chausson’s King Arthur at the Bregenz Festival, Antony McDonald on Un ballo in maschera and La Bohème in Bregenz, Juliette at the Paris Opera, Manon Lescaut at the Vienna Staatsoper, Manon by Massenet at the Nationale Reiseopera in Enschede.
From 1998, he created the decors and costumes for productions such as Mensch Meier by Franz Xaver Kroetz, The Bald Soprano by Ionesco, Hysterikon and Slipped Disc by Ingrid Lausund, The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, The Seagull by Tchekhov, Fasten Seat Belts by Jaan Tätte, The Shape of things by Neil LaBute, Der Hässliche by Marius von Mayenburg, The Mountainbikers by Volker Schmidt, Così fan tutte by Mozart, Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss…
He worked with stage director such as Guido Huonder, Georg Schmiedtleitner, Augustin Jagg, Robin Telfer, Katharina Rupp, Deborah Epstein, Lorenzo Fioroni, Georg Rootering, Antony McDonald, and Robert Carsen.
For the Theatre Orchestre Bienne Soleure he created the set design of operas and operettas, including Un ballo in maschera, Il Puritani, Croquefer (Offenbach), Das Land des Lächelns (Lehar), and theatre plays (The Groenholm-Method by Galceran, The Man in the Bath Tub or How to become a brave man by Lindner). Recent projects include costumes design for Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Bienne, Tallinn), Elektra (Valence), Casanova in der Schweiz by Burkhard (Bienne, Soleure).
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