Günter Krämer (director) is internationally active in opera houses such as Deutsche Oper Berlin, the Metropolitan, the Paris Opera and the Wiener Staatsoper, where his work included heading numerous first performances and 20th century operas, but also classics such as Die Zauberflöte and Wagner operas.
He debuted with a theatre production in 1972 in Cologne. His most famous productions include Luigi Nono's Othello and Intolleranza, La Ville morte, Die Gezeichneten by Franz Schreker, The Makropolus Case and Lady Macbeth of Mzensk, Die Entführung aus dem Serail, Die Zauberflöte and Dialogues of the Carmelites at the Deutsche Oper, Freischütz at the Komische Oper Berlin, La Traviata and Henze's Der Junge Lord at the Staatsoper Munich, La Juive, Nabucco, Tristan and Isolde, Krenek's Jonny spielt auf at the Wiener Staatsoper, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by Kurt Weill, Der Ring des Nibelungen and the first performance of Roi Candaule by Alexander Zemlinsky at the Opera in Hamburg. Other works include Der Liebe der Danae and Mitridate at the Salzburg Festival, La Chauve-Souris and Penthesilea by Schoeck, and Notre Dame by Franz Schmidt at the Semperoper in Dresden, Der Ring des Nibelungen at the Paris Opera. Other opera houses / festivals where he has worked are the Foundation Festival of Two Worlds, La Fenice in Venice, the opera in Lyon, Opéra Comique and the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris and Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo. In addition to working as a director, Günter Krämer has also been Director of the Staatstheater Stuttgart and the Theatre in Bremen, Curator at the Theatre in Cologne and general curator.