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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. Projects in 2-21-22 include A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Lille, Cosí fan tutte at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and a Poulenc double bill for the Glyndebourne Festival. Other current work includes La Cenerentola (Amsterdam,Geneva, Valencia and Los Angeles), Falstaff (La Monnaie, Opéra national de Bordeaux, Nikikai Opera Foundation Tokyo), Il nozze di Figaro (Santa Fe). and theatre piece Harvey by Mary Chase premiering in Lyon in autumn 2021.

Jean-Jacques also enjoys collaborations with other directors. Current projects include costumes for I Capuleti ei Montecchi (director Yves Lenoir) at Stadttheater Biel. Other creations with Lenoir include Giovanna d’Arco (Stadttheater Biel/Opéra de Tours) and 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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