Brigitte Reiffenstuel

Costume Designer

The German costume designer was born in Munich and studied in London. She made her debut at London’s Royal Opera in 2003 with Charles Edwards’s production of Elektra and has since returned for Sir David McVicar’s productions of Faust and Adriana Lecouvreur, and Robert Carsen’s productions of Falstaff and Der Rosenkavalier. Her work has been seen at opera and theater companies worldwide, with productions including Falstaff (Canadian Opera Company, La Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Dutch National Opera), Faust (Opéra de Lille, Opéra de Monte Carlo, Teatro Verdi Trieste, Valencia’s Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Opera Australia), Peter Grimes (London’s English National Opera, Ópera de Oviedo, De Vlaamse Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin) and Giulio Cesare (Lyric, Glyndebourne, Metropolitan Opera, Opéra de Lille). In Europe she has designed costumes for companies including Theater Bonn, the Zurich Opera House, Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet, Madrid’s Teatro Real, La Scala, the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées, Stuttgart State Theatre, Komische Oper Berlin, Frankfurt Opera, and Deutsche Oper am Rhein. Among the companies where Reiffenstuel’s work will be seen this season are the Met (Adriana Lecouvreur), the Deutsche Oper Berlin (La rondine), and the Santa Fe Opera (The Pearl Fishers).

Previously at Lyric: Il trovatore (2014|15, 2006|07); Giulio Cesare (2007|/08); Billy Budd (2001/02).

Last updated: November 17, 2018