Barbara de LimburgDesigner
There's applause when the curtain rises on Barbara de Limburg's set - rightly so, with Khatouna Gadelia's pre-pubescent vandal hilariously dwarfed by giant table, chair and mother.
Barbara de Limburg designs for both theatre and opera, producing beautiful and imaginative sets that complement fully the work of the directors with whom she collaborates. Born in Brussels, she studied set design at La Cambre, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels, graduating in 1996. Initially she worked mainly in theatre and in dance, expanding into opera in recent years.
Projects in the 2016-17 season include a new production of Rimsky-Korsakov’s Le Coq d’Or directed by Laurent Pelly (La Monnaie Brussels, Teatro Real Madrid, Opera national de Lorraine), as well as revivals of Benvenuto Cellini (director Laura Scozzi) in Nurnberg and of Hänsel und Gretel (director Laurent Pelly) in Seattle. Other recent works include Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénedict with Laurent Pelly for the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival, Mozart’s Idomeneno with Christophe Gayral for Opéra national du Rhin, Hänsel und Gretel with Emmanuel Bastet for Angers Nantes Opéra.
Pelly and de Limburg enthrall audiences with their Golden Cockerel12 December 2016
A fun and feisty trip through the woods with Hansel and Gretel in Seattle18 October 2016
Starry Nights at Glyndebourne as Béatrice finds her Bénédict21 July 2016
New production of Hansel and Gretel opens at Nantes OperaSet Design by Barbara de Limburg 11 December 2015