Raimund Bauer was born in Bavaria and graduated in Vienna at the Academy of Applied Arts. He started his career as a Designer for Theatre and was resident designer at Schauspiel Köln and Staatstheater Stuttgart. His work was shown in Vienna (Burgtheater), Hamburg (Deutsches Schauspielhaus), München (Residenztheater), Berlin (Volksbühne, Schillertheater) and many other cities. He designed international productions worldwide: Wien (La Clemenza di Tito, Deadman Walking, Der Konsul), Salzburg Festival (Die Gezeichneten, Fidelio), Baden Baden (Parsifal, Tosca), Staatsoper Berlin (Rosenkavalier), Semperoper Dresden (Rigoletto), Muziektheater Amsterdam (Tosca, Tannhäuser), Bayrische Staatsoper München (Moses und Aron), Lyon (Fidelio), Tel Aviv (Fidelio), ENO London (Parsifal), Lyric Opera Chicago (Der fliegende Holländer), San Francisco (Parsifal; Der fliegende Holländer), Geneve (Salome), Los Angeles (Der fliegende Holländer) Gran Liceu Barcelona (Parsifal), Zürich (Un Ballo in Maschera, Tristan und Isolde), Perm (La Boheme) and I due foscari for Teatro San Carlo Napoli.
In 2010 he created Die Tote Stadt for Nancy and Elektra for the Summer Festival in Salzburg and Teatro dell’ Opera Roma. In September 2010 he designed Niobe for the Royal Opera House London. For the production of Król Roger, first shown in Bregenz, Barcelona and Warsaw, directed by David Pountney, he won the “OPUS, Deutscher Bühnenpreis”-award. In 2014 his production of La fanciulla del west was shown at Opera National de Paris and Guillaume Tell and Mose in Egitto at the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff and 2015 in Warsaw and at the Grand Theatre Geneve. In May 2015 Turandot at La Scala Milano. Collaboration with David Pountney for La forza del destino, Les Vêpres siciliennes and Un Ballo in Maschera , all shown at the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff and Oper Bonn. Last productions in Wiesbaden (The House Of Death, The Makropulos Case) and Nationaltheater Weimar (Missing in Cantu).