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Jean-Jacques Delmottes

Associate Costume Designer

After studying architecture at the Beaux-Arts in Paris and fashion at La Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Jean-Jacques Delmotte began his career designing costumes for theatre and contemporary dance companies in France.

In 2000 he worked with director Laurent Pelly for the first time, marking the beginning of a close collaboration. Projects together in 2022-23 include La Périchole at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Eugene Onegin at La Monnaie/de Munt and Il Turco in Italia at Teatro Real Madrid. Recent work includes A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Lille, Cosí fan tutte at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées and a Poulenc double bill – La Voix Humaine/Les Mamelles de Tirésias – for the Glyndebourne Festival, as well as La Cenerentola (Amsterdam, Geneva, Valencia, Los Angeles), Falstaff (La Monnaie, Nikikai Opera Foundation Tokyo), Viva la Mamma! (Opéra de Lyon, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Teatro Real Madrid), Le nozze di Figaro (Santa Fe Opera, Matsumoto Festival Japan) and theatre piece Harvey by Mary Chase which premiered in Lyon in autumn 2021 and which continues to tour during 2022/23.

Other titles together include Candide and La traviata (Santa Fe Opera), Le Roi Carotte (Opéra de Lyon, Opéra de Lille), and Il barbiere di Siviglia at the Théâtre des Champs Elysées Paris, Edinburgh International Festival, Opéra de Marseille, Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, Stadttheater Klagenfurt and Opéra de Tours. Also La Belle Hélène at the Théâtre du Chatelet (and at Santa Fe and English National operas), Manon at the Royal Opera House London, Metropolitan Opera New York and Teatro alla Scala Milan, Cendrillon at the Santa Fe Opera, Royal Opera House London, La Monnaie/de Munt, L’opéra de Lille, Metropolitan Opera New York, Chicago Lyric Opera and Teatro del Liceu Barcelona, Don Quichotte and Le Coq d’Or at La Monnaie/de Munt Brussels, L’enfant et les sortilèges at the Glyndebourne Festival, Teatro alla Scala and Matsumoto Japan, Threepenny Opera at the Comédie Française, Love for Three Oranges and L’etoile at Dutch National Opera Amsterdam, I Puritani at L’opera national de Paris.

Jean-Jacques also enjoys collaborations with other directors. He works regularly with Yves Lenoir; current projects include costume design for Verdi’s Nabucco (TOBS Stadttheater Biel) and Puccini’s Il trittico/Szymanowski Hagith for Opera Wroclawska. Other creations with Lenoir include I Capuleti ei Montecchi at Stadttheater Biel in 2021, Giovanna d’Arco (Stadttheater Biel/Opéra de Tours) in 2018 and Jenůfa at Opéra de Dijon in 2018. Plans include a new production with british director Timothy Sheader at Opéra national de Lorraine.

In addition Jean-Jacques has designed costumes for Benvenuto Cellini and Die Zauberflöte at the Staatstheater Nürnberg and Opéra national de Bordeaux and Les Indes Galantes at Théâtre du Capitole Toulouse with Laura Scozzi, for Idomeneo at L’opéra national du Rhin with Christoph Gayral and for Misanthrope at Las Cigale, Paris.

Jean-Jacques is also an artist, whose works are regularly exhibited –

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