(Swiss- French-Austrian) Born in Bern, Stephan Grögler studied music (violin) before joining the « Hochschule » in Vienna to study opera directing. In 1995-98 he was appointed director in residence at the OpéraNational deLyon. From then on, he signed his own productions and sets. He works with artists such as Nathalie Dessay, Julia Migenes, Patrizia Ciofi, Roberto Alagna, Christophe Rousset, Antonio Florio, Valery Gergiev, Karl Lagerfeld, Fernando Botero.
In 2010, he founded operAct, an autonomous structure for the production of live performances where he collaborates with artists from other disciplines; contemporary art, new technologies and fashion in order to broaden the field of expression and "reoxygenate"the production of musical performances.
Soon he will be performing the premiere at the Beijing National Opera NCPA of « Snowwhite » children's opera in Chinese and the revival of « Les Contes d'Hoffmann » with Pinchas Steinberg also at the NCPA. He is also preparing the operAct production of « 3 Opérettes » for a tour in Switzerland and France and the creation of « Monstres » by Alexandros Markeas and Pierre Senges and with Dominique Pinon and Opus 333