Stefan Wiel

Set and Costume Designer

Stefan Wiel was born in Dresden in 1955. From 1976-1981 he studied scenography at the Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weißensee, served as an intern at the Deutsches Theater and the Staatsoper Berlin and undertook a field trip to St. Petersburg. Wiel went on to work as a stage and costume designer for the Freiberg Theatre and the Deutsch-Sorbischen Volkstheater in Bautzen and has enjoyed a long-standing collaborative relationship with music theatre director
Michael Heinicke. In 1989 Stafen Wiel worked freelance for stages in Schwerin and Halle, and at the Komischen Oper and Staatsoper Berlin as well as for the Opera in Bonn. From 1991-94 he was resident set and costume designer at the Staatsschauspiel, Dresden, where he worked with directors Irmgard Lange, Klaus Dieter Kirst and Hasko Weber. At this time Wiel began teaching costume design at the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden. Since 1991 he has created numerous designs for the Opera in Chemnitz for example for Parsifal, The Abduction from the Seraglio, The Marriage of Figaro, The Flying Dutchman, Turandot.
From 1994-2003 Wiel worked as a set designer at the Theatre Junge Generation in Dresden where he also began directing. Following this, Wiel went on to be senior set designer at the Landesbühnen Sachsen, and has designed sets and costume for a variety of musicals, plays, ballets and puppet theatres in collaboration with directors such as Horst O. Kupich, Arne Retzlaff, Gerald Gluth and Reiner Feistel. Wiel has been hired by the Mozarteum in Salzburg and the Bühne Baden in Vienna as well as theatres in Zwickau, Rostock and Magdeburg. Today Stefan Wiel teaches at the TU Berlin on our degree course Bühnenbild_Szenischer Raum and participates in numerous exhibitions.