Go to top

Michaela Barth

Costume designer of Ariadne auf Naxos

Michaela Barth studied fashion design at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. She started off as a costume assistant for Herbert Murauer, Philipp Stölzl, Marcel Keller and Wilhelmine Bauer, before getting hired by the Stuttgart Theatre. Until 2005, she created the costumes for Ratten at the Obdachlosentheater in Berlin and for the Aufbruch, a show performed in the Tegel prison. She also created the costumes for several of Armin Petras' productions, and since 2000, she has regularly worked with Michael Thalheimer. Amongst those she has worked with are Hans Neuenfels, Volker Lechtenbrink, Johannes Schütz, Yvonne Groneberg, Katrin Hentschel and Holk Freytag, who she worked with for La Cruche cassée by Kleist at the Bad Hersfelder Festival, Enrico Lübbe for Emilia Galotti by Lessing at the Leipzig Theatre and Urfaust by Goethe for the opening of the Chemniz theatre festival, where she also designed the set for the first time.

For opera, she has designed the costumes for Rigoletto, La forza del destino, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Otello, Les Troyens, in partnership with David Hermann, Karoline Gruber, Katharina Wagner, Christof Loy, and Michael Thalheimer. She has also designed costumes for advertisements and video clips.

Current projects: Le Songe d’une nuit d’été at the Young Vic Theatre in London, Antigone at the Residenztheater in Munich, Le Malade imaginaire at the Schaubühne in Berlin and La Cruche cassée by Kleist at the Hamburg Theatre.