BiographyDietrich von Grebmer was born in Bruneck (Südtirol) and today lives in Berlin. Following his studies at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, his career began as an assistant at the Salzburg Festival, at the opera house in Zurich, and at the Schaubühne in Berlin. He worked as a stage- and costume designer in the fields of opera, operetta, musical, and drama at various opera houses and theaters throughout Germany, Austria, France, and Holland.
His engagements include the Nationaltheater in Weimar (»Wozzeck«, »Die Wahlverwandschaften«, »Liebes Leid und Lust«), the state theaters of Wiesbaden and Mainz (»Ritter Blaubart«, »Orpheus in der Unterwelt«), the Schaubühne Berlin (»Der nackte Michelangelo«), and the Nationale Reisopera (»Bluebeard’s Castle«/»Erwartung«, both with George Tabori).
In the „Mozart Year 2006“, he was engaged at the Vienna State Opera for »Bastien und Bastienne« as well as being responsible for the costume design at a Mozart potpourri at the Vienna Opera Ball. Further engagements led him to cities such as Leipzig, Meiningen, Dresden, Linz, Vienna, Krefeld, Düsseldorf, Heidelberg, and Cologne.
Dietrich von Grebmer repeatedly collaborated with Brigitte Fassbaender. Their collaborations include productions such as »La Cenerentola« in Coburg as well as at the Gärtnerplatztheater in Munich, »Arabella« at the Opera du Rhin Strasbourg, »Die Fledermaus« at the Niedersächsische Staatsoper Hannover, and »Der Rosenkavalier« at Landestheater Innsbruck and at the festival in Baden-Baden.
Productions of the past seasons also include »Die Fledermaus«, »Der Zarewitsch« und »Die lustige Witwe« at Opera Leipzig, directed by Volker Vogel.
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