German-Austrian set designer Annette Murschetz made her Royal Opera debut in 2014 on Idomeneo, directed by Martin Kušej.
Murschetz was born in Munich. She studied stage design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna under Erich Wonder and taught in his masterclass 1996–9. In 1991 she was honoured by the Austrian Ministry for Science and Art and since 1992 has worked for leading theatres in Germany and Austria, including Nationaltheater Mannheim, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Residenztheater München, Berliner Ensemble, Staatstheater Hannover, Volkstheater Wien, Schauspielhaus Bochum and Burgtheater Wien. She has worked regularly with such directors as Kušej, Alfred Kirchner, Andrea Breth and Jürgen Flimm. Opera credits include The Nose and Hänsel und Gretel (Leipzig), Manon Lescaut (Frankfurt), Tristan und Isolde (Amsterdam), La Grande Duchesse de Gérolstein and L’incoronazione di Poppea (Zürich), Carmen (Styriarte Festival, Graz), Viva la Mamma (Semperoper Dresden), The Rake’s Progress (Theater an der Wien), Kát’a Kabanová (La Monnaie, Brussels) and Der Rosenkavalier (Vlaamse Opera, directed by Chrisoph Waltz).
In addition to her work as a set designer, Murschetz is an author and illustrator, her books including Katzenjammer und Katzenglück (1988). Her awards include the 2003 Hein Heckroth Prize and the 2013 Nestroy Theatre Prize.