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Victoria Behr
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Victoria Behr

Victoria Behr, born in 1979, studied costume design with Prof.Dirk von Bodisco at the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg. After her studies she assisted at the Schauspielhaus Bochum, the Schauspielhaus Zürich, the Opernhaus Zürich and at the Salzburg Festival. Since 2008 Victoria Behr works as a freelance costume designer.

 

Victoria Behr has worked closely with director Herbert Fritsch at the Theater Oberhausen, Centraltheater Leipzig, Theater Bremen, Thalia Theater Hamburg, Schauspiel Köln, Schauspielhaus Zürich, Residenztheater München, Deutsche Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Det Kongelige Teater Kopenhagen, Burgtheater Wien, Opernhaus Zürich, Komische Oper Berlin, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz and Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz in Berlin, among others.
In the critics' survey of the magazine "Theater heute", Victoria Behr was named "Costume Designer of the Year" in 2011 ("Nora"), 2012 ("The (s)panic fly"), 2014 ("Untitled No.1") and 2015 ("derdiemann").
For her costumes for "Frau Luna" at the Berliner Volksbühne as well as for Peter Eötvös' "Drei Schwestern" in Zurich she was elected "Costume Designer of the Year" by the Zeitschrit "Opernwelt" in 2013.
In collaboration with the director Antú Romero Nunes, she has created productions at the Burgtheater Vienna, the Thalia Theater Hamburg, the Bavarian State Opera and the Berliner Ensemble.
Victoria Behr worked with Barrie Kosky at the Komische Oper Berlin and the Salzburg Festival.
For director Benedict Andrews she designed costumes at the Young Vic Theatre in London, the Copenhagen Opera, the Komische Oper Berlin, the Amsterdam Opera and the English National Opera ENO.
With director Niklaus Helbling, Victoria Behr worked at the Schauspielhaus Zurich, the Burgtheater in Vienna, as well as with directors Jan Bosse (Bavarian State Opera Munich), Peter Carp, Matthias Hartmann (Zurich Opera/ Burgtheater Vienna/ Salzburg Festival), Marcus Lobbes (Theater Freiburg) and Stefan Pucher (Deutsches Theater).