ENO 1819 Lucia - Brigitte Reiffenstuel

Brigitte Reiffenstuel

Costume Designer

Brigitte Reiffenstuel was born in Munich and studied at the London College of Fashion and St Martin’s School of Art. She won the 2013 Oscar della Lirica award for achievement in costume design.

Currently for ENO: Lucia di Lammermoor

Previously for ENO: Lucrezia Borgia, Tosca, Damnation of Faust, Lucia di Lammermoor, Boris Godunov, Peter Grimes, Between Worlds.

Career Highlights

Notable opera designs elsewhere: Lucia di Lammermoor (Madrid and Bonn); Der Rosenkavalier (ROH, Met, Buenos Aires); Falstaff, Giulio Cesare, Un ballo in maschera (Met); La Rondine (Deutche Oper, Oper Graz); Kiss Me, Kate (Châtelet, Luxembourg, Oper Graz); Pique Dame (Zurich, Strasbourg); Verdi Season (Hamburg); Madama Butterfly, Pearl Fishers (Santa Fe); Adriana Lecouvreur (Barcelona, Vienna, Bastille); Il trovatore (Met, San Francisco, Chicago); Giulio Cesare (Glyndebourne, Chicago, Lille); Don Carlos (Frankfurt, Tokyo); Billy Budd, Makropulos Affair (Chicago); Faust (also televised; Lille, Monte Carlo, Trieste, Valencia, Opera Australia); Elektra (ROH); Lulu (Bavarian State Opera); Semele (Champs-Elysées); Macbeth (Houston, Chicago, Opera North); Maria de Buenos Aires (Sao Carlos); Rigoletto (Opera North); Il trovatore (Opera North, Opera Ireland); Sarka, Maria di Rohan (Wexford); Parsifal (Graz); Tamerlano (Komische Oper Berlin); Peter Grimes, Les contes d’Hoffmann (De Vlaamse Opera, also televised); Salome, Boris Godunov (Stuttgart); Onegin (Mannheim); Eötvös’s Three Sisters (Dusseldorf); Werther, Alpha and Omega (Tel Aviv). She also designed the costumes for Kate Bush Before the Dawn (Hammersmith Apollo).

Forthcoming: Twelfth Night (Young Vic); Adriana Lecouvreur (Met); I Masnadieri (La Scala).

Last updated: 20th September 2018