Winter studied music and literature in Germany and lighting design at the Studio and Forum of Stage Design, New York. He was resident lighting designer for William Forsythe’s Ballet Frankfurt and held the position of Technical Director for both Oper Frankfurt and Schauspiel Frankfurt. He has worked for opera companies and festivals worldwide, including at the Salzburg and Aix-en-Provence festivals. Recent engagements include Orfeo ed Euridice and Così fan tutte (Salzburg Festival), Die Schatzgräber (Deutsche Oper Berlin), Salome (Finnish National Opera), Don Giovanni (Paris Opera, Bastille) and Eugene Onegin (Liceu, Barcelona). His plans include La Guercouer for Opera National du Rhin, Le Peri und das Mädchen for Theater an der Wien, Macbeth and Parsifal for Oper Frankfurt and Mitridate, re di Ponto for Teatro Real, Madrid.