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, subsequently expanding into opera.
Current and recent works 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) and winner of the Prix de l'Europe Francophone awarded by L’Association Professionnelle de la Critique and Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénedict (also with Pelly) for the 2016 Glyndebourne Festival. This season sees a revival of her stunning design for Massenet’s Cendrillon at the Metropolitan Opera, New York as well as the creation of Vers Santeuil , a work based on Marcel Proust’s Jean Santeuil at Théâtre national de Toulouse , written and directed by Agathe Mélinand.
Laurent Pelly's production of Massenet's Cendrillion premieres at the Metropolitan Opera10 April 2018
Awards for Maestro Arts Artists19 June 2017
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