Brigitte Reiffenstuel Costume designer


Born in Munich, Brigitte Reiffenstuel studied at the London College of Fashion and the Central St Martins College of Art and Design. She lives in London and works all over the world. Most recent costume creations include Leopoldstadt, Tom Stoppard’s new play staged in the West End, London, and on Broadway, The Barber of Seville for the Salzburg Festival, and Fedora for the New York Metropolitan Opera.

For the theatre, she has worked on Oklahoma! (Chichester Festival Theatre), Light in the Piazza (Royal Festival Hall, London, Los Angeles and Chicago), Twelfth Night (Young Vic) and Kiss me Kate (Théâtres de la Ville in Luxemburg and Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris). She also designed the costumes for Kate Bush’s concerts Before the dawn in London.

For the opera, she has worked with several houses, including: Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, the operas of Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, Teatro alla Scala, Milan, Paris Opera, Munich Bayerische Staatsoper, Vienna Staatsoper, Komische Oper and Deutsche Oper in Berlin, and the operas of Madrid, Barcelona, Monte-Carlo, Tel Aviv, Sydney, Tokyo, South Korea and many others.

Brigitte Reiffenstuel won the Dora Mavor Moore Award in the “Best Costumes” category, the della Lirica Oscar during the Opera Awards and the Tony Award 2023 for the Best Costumes for a play category.

At the Paris Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur, 2015

Immerse in the Paris Opera universe

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