Karel Spanhak studies at the Art Academy of Amsterdam and Eschede. During his studies he already worked for the Holland Festival, the Opera Forum and the Nederlands Danstheater, followed by engagements as stage- and costume-designer in Wilhelmshaven, Baden-Baden and Osnabrück as well as engagements as the director of design in Trier, St. Gallen and Freiburg.
Since 2002 he is guest designer at the State’s Theaters of Saarbrücken and Wiesbaden and the theatres of Bielefeld, Osnabrück, Münster and Rotterdam.
In 2004 he won the first prize in category “scenography” in an opinion poll of the nordrheinwestfalian magazine “Theater Pur”.
He had handed in the stage setting for the opera “The Neverending Story (by Siegfried Matthus) at the theatre of Hagen.
Karoline Gruber, Stefan Huber, Andreas Baesler, Anette Leistenschneider, Frank-Bernd Gottschalk, Reto Nickler, Katja Wolff, Anette Wolf, Werner Hahn, Richard Wherlock, Frank Matthus, Helmuth Fuschel, Peter Lotschalk, Werner Tritzschler, Jens Schmidl, Martin Driessen, Marja-Leena Junker, Anatol Preissler, Saskia Kuhlmann, Gabriele Köstler, Eike Gramms (Reg.-Int. Bern), Iris Gerath-Prein, Carsten Fuhrmann, Anatol Preissler, Teodros Adewale Adebisi, Wolfgang Maria Bauer, Michael Temme, Alexander Warmbrun, Marko Kathol, Myriam Muller, Jules Werner, Krzysztof Zanussi.