Giovanna d'Arco, Stadttheater Biel 2019 (detail) View full image

Jean-Jacques Delmotte

Designer (Costumes)

After studying architecture at the Beaux-Arts in Paris and fashion at La Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Jean-Jacques Delmotte began his career designing costumes for theatre and contemporary dance companies in France.

In 2000 he worked with director Laurent Pelly for the first time, marking the beginning of a close collaboration. Current work together includes La Cenerentola for Dutch National Opera, Grand Théâtre de Génève and Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofia Valencia, Falstaff at Teatro Real Madrid (co-production with La Monnaie/de Munt, Opéra national de Bordeaux and Nikikai Opera Foundation Tokyo), Viva la Mamma! at Teatro Real Madrid, Il nozze di Figaro for The Santa Fe Opera, and theatre piece Harvey by Mary Chase premiering at
MC2 : Grenoble in January 2021, touring through the spring including Versailles and Lyon.

Jean-Jacques also enjoys collaborations with other directors. Current designs include costumes for Giovanna d’Arco at Stadttheater Biel and at L'Opéra de Tours directed by Yves Lenoir, with whom he also created Jenůfa in Dijon in 2018.

Verdi: Giovanna d'Arco, Stadttheater Biel, 2019

Janáček: Jenufa, Opéra de Dijon, 2018

Mozart: Idomeno, Opéra national de Rhin, 2014

Rameau: Les Indes Galantes, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, 2012

Mozart: Die Zauberflöte, Staatstheatre Nurnberg, 2009

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini, Staatstheater Nurnberg, 2008


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