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Jean-Jacques Delmotte

Designer (Costumes)

Jean-Jacques Delmotte designs costumes for both theatre and opera, his work taking him to all the world’s leading houses. Born in Paris, he studied architecture at the Beaux-Arts in Paris and fashion at La Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. He worked initially designing costumes for theatre and contemporary dance companies in France, subsequently expanding into opera.

He has enjoyed a close collaboration with theatre and opera director Laurent Pelly for more than 20 years, working closely with him and co-designing costumes for a large catalogue of new productions – more than 25 in total. He also designs for directors including Timothy Sheader, Yves Lenoir and Julien Chavaz.

New productions in the 2023–24 season include Wagner’s Die Meistersinger for Teatro Real Madrid with Laurent Pelly, a new collaboration with british director Timothy Sheader, designing costumes for Donizetti’s Don Pasquale for Opéra national de Lorraine, and Korngold’s Die Tote Stadt for Korea National Opera with Julien Chavaz.

Korngold: Die Tote Stadt, Korea National Opera, 2024

Verdi: Nabucco, Stadttheater Biel, 2023

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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