Jean-Marc Puissant creates sets and costumes annually for opera, theater, and dance internationally. In opera he has designed such varied repertoire as Aida (Covent Garden, Valencia, Oslo), Madama Butterfly (Santa Fe, Los Angeles), Handel’s Richard the Lion Heart (St. Louis), and Judith Weir’s A Night at the Chinese Opera (Scottish Opera). His work in theater includes The King and I (Paris’s Théâtre du Châtelet), Pippin (London’s Menier Chocolate Factory), Dangerous Lady (Theatre Royal Stratford East), All My Sons (Leicester’s Curve Theatre), His Greatness (London’s Finborough Theatre), and The Irish Curse (Edinburgh Festival). Puissant, who began his career as a dancer with the Birmingham Royal Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet, has designed an enormous repertoire of dance works in productions both in Europe (Royal Ballet, Rambert Dance Company, and the major ballet companies of Mannheim, Strasbourg, Amsterdam, and more) and in America (New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet). An exhibition finalist of World Stage Design 2013, Puissant has given presentations at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum and New York’s Guggenheim Museum.
Lyric Opera debut: Set Designer/ The King and I (2015|16)|
Last updated: April 29, 2016