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 been working 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) and Komische Oper Berlin (Chicago, 2023).

His first own production was La Clemenza di Tito (directed by Laurence Dale) at the Oldenburgisches Staatstheater in 2019. In the 2022/2023 season, he is creating the sets and costumes for four productions at the Salzburg State Theatre: Biografie: Ein Spiel (directed by Marco Dott), Pumuckl (directed by Sarah Henker), Wickie (directed by Christina Piegger) and the ballet double bill Vom Lichten und Dunklen (choreographed by Flavio Salamanka and Brice Asnar). 

In the upcoming season 23/24, he will return to Salzburg State Theatre,  designing the set for Sleeping Beauty (choreographed by Reginaldo Oliviera).