Christian Kass, born in Frankfurt, studied stage design in Salzburg. In 1990 he started working at the Bayerische Staatsoper. In 1992 he worked as Günther Schneider-Siemssen's personal assistant at the Summer Academy in Salzburg. In 1995 he developed a lighting and multimedia installation for the Mozarteum in the Mozart House. He subsequently created the lighting design for Rigoletto at the Arena di Verona (1996), Sergei Polunin's Satori at the London Coliseum (2017) and Kinsun Chan's Coal, Ashes and Light at the Theater St. Gallen (2020), among others. He first worked as lighting designer for the Bayerisches Staatsballett in 1999 for Kenneth MacMillan's Manon. Since then, Christian Kass has created the lighting design for Swan Lake, Raymonda, Sleeping Beauty, Heroes, Les Ballets Russes, Cecil Hotel (2019) and Der Schneesturm (The Blizzard) (2021) by Andrey Kaydanovskiy, in addition to numerous works for the Heinz Bosl Foundation.