Rimsky-Korsakov: Le Coq d'Or, La Monnaie, 2016 (detail) View full image

Barbara de Limburg

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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.

The Times, L'enfant et les sortilèges, Glyndebourne

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.

Rimsky-Korsakov: Le Coq d'Or, La Monnaie, 2016

Berlioz: Béatrice et Bénédict, Glyndebourne, 2016

Ravel: L'enfant et les sortilèges, Glyndebourne, 2015

Verdi: La traviata, Angers Nantes Opera, 2013

Satie: Mémoires d’un Amnésique, Théâtre national de Toulouse, 2013

Massenet: Cendrillon, Royal Opera London, 2011

Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims, Nuremberg State Opera, 2011

Williams: Short Stories, Théâtre national de Toulouse, 2011

Massenet: Don Quichotte, La Monnaie Brussels, 2010

Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel, Glyndebourne 2008

Janacek: The Cunning Little Vixen, Saito Kainen, 2008

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