Wolfgang Göbbel made his San Francisco Opera debut designing lighting for Parsifal in 2000 and returned for 2008's Die Tote Stadt. His lighting designs for Die Tote Stadt were also seen at Vienna State Opera, the Salzburg Festival, and the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona. His work has been seen on the stages of Vienna State Opera; the Salzburg Festival; the Bregenz Festival; Hamburg State Opera; Berlin State Opera; Deutsche Oper Berlin; Théâtre du Châtelet; Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie; La Scala; Royal Opera, Covent Garden; English National Opera; the Metropolitan Opera; Houston Grand Opera; Stuttgart State Opera; Netherlands Opera; and the Royal Shakespeare Company at Stratford. He has created lighting and stage designs for Vienna Volksoper, Opera North, the Nottingham Playhouse, Schauspiel Köln, and the Edinburgh Festival. Göbbel was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award in 1997 for his work on David Alden’s production of Tristan und Isolde at Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Recent productions include Lucia di Lammermoor in Brussels; Die Tote Stadt in Paris and London; Rusalka in Brussels and Graz; Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg in Cologne; Aida at the Bregenz Festival; and Cavalli’s Eliogabalo at Grange Park Opera Festival.