I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Stadttheater Biel, 2021 (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. Projects together in 2022-23 include La Périchole at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Eugene Onegin at La Monnaie/de Munt and Il Turco in Italia at Teatro Real Madrid. Recent work includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Lille, Cosí fan tutte at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and a Poulenc double bill – La Voix Humaine/Les Mamelles de Tirésias - for the Glyndebourne Festival, as well as theatre piece Harvey by Mary Chase which premiered in Lyon in autumn 2021 and which continues to tour during 2022/23.

Jean-Jacques also enjoys collaborations with other directors. He works regularly with Yves Lenoir; current projects include costume design for Verdi Nabucco (TOBS Stadttheater Biel) and Puccini Il Trittico/Szymanowski Hagith for Opera Wroclawska. Other creations with Lenoir include I Capuleti ei Montecchi at Stadttheater Biel in 2021, Giovanna d’Arco (Stadttheater Biel/Opéra de Tours) in 2018 and Jenůfa at Opéra de Dijon in 2018.

Bellini: I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Stadttheater Biel, 2021

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, Staatstheater Nurnberg, 2009

Berlioz: Benvenuto Cellini, Staatstheater Nurnberg, 2008


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