Marie-Jeanne Lecca

Costume Designer

The Romanian-born, London-based designer’s operatic work has been seen internationally in more than 40 productions directed by David Pountney, most recently War and Peace (Cardiff premiere, subsequent tour to five British theaters), La forza del destino (Cardiff), and a Weill/Schoenberg triple bill (Opéra National du Rhin). Lecca later this season will design for Pountney’s new productions of Un ballo in maschera (WNO), Manon Lescaut (La Scala), and I vespri siciliani (Bonn Opernhaus). She has collaborated extensively with other prominent directors, among them Keith Warner and Francesca Zambello. Her costumes for The Passenger have been seen in Bregenz (world stage premiere), Warsaw, London, Houston (U.S. premiere), Chicago, New York, Miami, and Detroit. Lecca’s diverse repertoire also encompasses Mozart (The Magic Flute, Bregenz); Wagner (Rienzi, Vienna; Tristan und Isolde, Cologne; Ring cycle, Covent Garden); Puccini (Il trittico, Lyon; Turandot, Salzburg); French works (Carmen, Moscow, Houston, Seattle; Salammbo, Paris; La juive, Zurich; Pelléas et Mélisande, Cardiff); 20th-century German repertoire (Die Frau ohne Schatten, Zurich; Moses und Aron, Munich; Wozzeck, Covent Garden; Die Soldaten, Ruhrtriennale, New York; Lulu, WNO); Slavic works (Prince Igor, Zurich; King Roger, Bregenz); and musical theater (Pacific Overtures, London; West Side Story, Bregenz). Lecca received the Martinů Medal for Julietta (Opera North) and The Greek Passion (Covent Garden).

Previously at Lyric: Siegfried (2018|19); Die Walküre (2017|18); Das Rheingold (2016|17); The Passenger (2014|15).

Last updated: November 3, 2018