Raimund Bauer received his training at the Academy for Applied Art (Hochschule für Angewandte Kunst) in Vienna and began his career as assistant to Erich Wonder and Robert Wilson in Cologne. Since 1983 he has done the stage design for numerous theatre and opera productions, especially in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, including collaborations with directors like Adolf Dresen, Jürgen Flimm and Anselm Weber. Recently, he has devoted himself mainly to opera: with Nicolas Brieger he staged Strauss’s Rosenkavalier at the Staatsoper Unter den Linden in Berlin and Kurt Weill’s two one-act operas The Protagonist and Royal Palace at the Bregenz Festival, and with Nikolaus Lehnhoff Parsival (at the English National Opera and the Festspielhaus Baden-Baden), the Flying Dutchman (at the San Francisco Opera) and Beethoven’s Fidelio (at the Salzburg Easter Fesitval and in Tokyo). At the Zurich Opera he created the stage design for Tristan and Isolde. In addition to his work in the theatre, Bauer holds a Professorship at the Academy for the Fine Arts in Hamburg.