Henrik Ahr, Univ.Prof. Dipl.-Ing. (FH)

University Professor in Stage Design
Head of Department Stage Design

  • Mirabellplatz 1
  • 5020 Salzburg

Henrik Ahr, born in Bensberg was – after his education as a qualified cook – active as a freelance artist and studied architecture in Leipzig.


His first stage sets he designs 2000 for the "Neue Szene" in Leipzig and 2001 at the Theatre Jena for Chuck Palahniuks "Fight Club".

Since 2005 he lives and works as a stage designer and painter in Wien.


He develops several projects together with Michael Thalheimer. Inter alia Bertolt Brecht’s "Herr Puntila und sein Knecht Matti" as well as Gerhard Hauptmann’s "Rose Bernd" at the Thalia Theater in Hamburg and Guiseppe Verdi’s "Rigoletto" at the Opera in Basel. 


2008 Henrik Ahr works together with the stage director Christof Loy at the Theater an der Wien (Richard Strauss "Intermezzo"), 2009 at the Bayerische Staatsoper ("Lucrezia Borgia" von Gaetano Donizetti) and 2009/10 at the Schauspielhaus Zürich ("Der Tausch" von Paul Claudel).


Other projects in stage design are planned: for example Pierangelo Valtinoni’s "Die Schneekönigin" at the Komische Oper Berlin, Giuseppe Verdi’s "La forza del destino" at the Flämische Oper in Antwerpen and Ludwig van Beethoven’s "Fidelio" at the Opera Zürich.