Robert Lehmeier has been working as a freelance stage director since 1994. He focuses on contemporary works and world premieres as well as on the classic repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries. His 2002 production, Hans-Jürgen von Boses’ Kafka Opera »K-Projekt 12/14« opened the Munich Opera Festival.
Since 2000 Robert Lehmeier has worked to develop new operatic material in Berlin together with the Neuköllner Oper.
His new version of “Cosi fan tutte” for ten men was invited to the Vienna Festwochen in 2004, and travelled to Hamburg, Switzerland, and Barcelona. He was nominated for the category “best German-language work” for the libretto by the critics of “Theater Heute” in 2004. His production of “Ariadne auf Naxos” was nominated by the critics’ forum of “Opernwelt” in the category “Best production – staging” in 2006, as was his production of Massenet’s “Werther” in 2009.