Matthias Kronfuss
theatre design


Matthias Kronfuss is a multi-disciplinary theatre designer based in Vienna, Austria.

A trained graphic designer running his own studio since 2007, Matthias continued to enrich his artistic practice by working as a photographer and theatre designer. He gained experience as a scenographer in the London-based studio of renowned Canadian set designer Michael Levine, whom he continues to assist on opera productions in Austria and abroad. 

As an assistant, he has worked at world-class opera venues such as the Vienna State Opera (Madama Butterfly, 2020), Theater an der Wien (Die Zauberflöte, 2017; Guillaume Tell, 2018), Bayerische Staatsoper (Das Schlaue Füchslein, 2022; Semele, 2023), Bregenz Festival (Madame Butterfly, 2022), Komische Oper Berlin (Chicago, 2023) and Operhaus Zürich (Atonement / Ariadne auf Naxos, 2024).

His first own production was La Clemenza di Tito (directed by Laurence Dale) at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater in 2019. A frequent guest at Salzburger Landestheater, he has designed sets for theatre (Biografie: Ein SpielPumuckl  in 2022; Wickie in 2023) and ballets (Vom Lichten und Dunklen  2023; Sleeping Beauty and Fridas Welt in 2024).

In season 24/25, he will make his house debut with two masterpieces of British Opera: Maxwell Davis’ The Lighthouse at Deutsche Oper am Rhein and Britten’s The Turn of the Screw at Oper Halle.