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Lluc Castells

Lluc Castells has made costume design for opera houses like La Monnaie, Teatro Real in Madrid and the Royal Opera in London. Now he designs our Rusalka.

Lluc Castells was born in Cardedeu in the province of Barcelona, and studied art and design at Escola Massana in Barcelona. He graduated in 1995 and has since worked as a designer in such diverse disciplines as theatre, opera, dance, musicals, circus and film.

Since 2009 he has worked regularly with the stage director Àlex Ollé as costume designer, on productions including Ligeti’s Le grand macabre for La Monnaie in Brussels, for Liceu in Barcelona, English National Opera and also for the Norwegian Opera & Ballett.

He also made the costume design for Kurt Weill’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny) for Teatro Real in Madrid as well as the Bolshoi Theatre, Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera for the Sydney Opera House and La Monnaie, Gonoud’s Faust for the Dutch National Opera – and Pelléas et Mélisande for Semperoper in Dresden. For the Royal Opera House in London Castells made the costume design for Enescu’s Oedipe as well as for Bellini’s Norma.

After Rusalka here in Bergen Castell's costume design for Madame Butterfly will be shown at Teatro dell'Opera di Roma as well as at the outdoor venue Handa Opera in Sydney.

This autumn Castells is costume designer for the now seldom performed opera L'amore dei tre rei (The Love of the three kings) by Italo Montemezzi at La Scala in Milan.

Updated March 2023