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Uta Loher Costume Design

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Uta Loher is one of the most sought-after costume designers in the German-speaking world. She has designed the costumes for over 200 theater productions, and worked with Conny Lüders for over ten years. Uta Loher is as at home in the genre of opera as she is in operetta and drama, and has proven herself to be a true specialist in musicals and revues. She studied at the Munich Kunstakademie and now lives and works in Berlin. Born in Bayreuth, Germany, she has worked with world-renowned directors like Volker Schlöndorff, Götz Friedrich and Axel Corti. She has designed costumes for productions in Washington D.C., Amsterdam, Basel, Berlin, Munich and Vienna, including DON GIOVANNI, LOHENGRIN, PORGY AND BESS, HOFFMANN'S NARRATIVES, ROMEO AND JULIA and DIE ENTFÜHRUNG AUS DEM SERAIL. She has worked closely with the prominent Berlin director Helmut Baumann, which whom she achieved huge success for their musicals and operettas. Their shows include the legendary German-language premiere of the Broadway musical LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at the Berlin Theater des Westens, MY FAIR LADY and CABARET, starring the internationally-acclaimed Hildegard Knef. At the Friedrichstadt-Palast in Berlin, she and Conny Lüders dazzled audiences with their costumes for the productions CASANOVA, BERLIN ERLEUCHTET and SHOW ME. Viennese theater audiences know Uta Loher through successful productions such as DIE MÖWE at the Akademietheater, staged by Harald Clemen, AUTOMATENBÜFETT at the Theater in der Josefstadt in collaboration with Hans Ulrich Becker, and ORPHEUS IN DER UNTERWELT in a production by Helmut Baumann at the Volksoper. For the Thunerseespiele festival, Uta Loher and Conny Lüders designed the costumes for the world premiere of DÄLLEBACH KARI, as well as for the world premiere and the Austrian premiere of THE VISIT in Thun and Vienna, and the world premiere of I AM FROM AUSTRIA at Vienna's Raimund Theater.