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Mercè Paloma

Costume Designer

Mercè Paloma studied Art History at University of Barcelona.

Currently for ENO: Carmen

Career Highlights

Her extensive theatre credits include many collaborations with Calixto Bieito, most recently Barbaric Comedies (Edinburgh Festival); Life is a Dream (Barcelona, Edinburgh Festival); La casa de Bernada Alba, El barberillo de Lavapiés, The Tempest (Madrid); Macbeth (Salzburg Festival); Pierrot Lunaire (Barcelona); Peer Gynt (Norway); and Tirant lo blanc (Berlin).

Opera credits include: Così fan tutte, Die Fledermaus (WNO); Don Giovanni, Un ballo in maschera (ENO, Royal Danish Opera); Tosca, Wozzeck, Un ballo in maschera, La cabeza del bautista (Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona); Manon (Frankfurt Opera); Carmen, Il mondo della luna (Opera Zuid of Maastricht); Parsifal, La fanciulla del West (Stuttgart Opera); Il trovatore (Staatsoper Hannover); Salome (Opera of Bogotá); L’italiana in Algeri (Teatro Colón); Cavalleria/Pagliacci (ABAO Bilbao); La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein (Theater Aachen).

She has also designed extensively for Spanish and Catalan television, as well the films A los que aman, El Mar, Stella cadente and The Bookshop. Awards include the Barcelona Critics Theatre Award 2007 and the Gaudí Film Award 2011 for Pa negre, and also for Stella cadente (2014), Incerta glòria (2017), and for El fotógrafo de Mauthausen (2018).

Last updated: 21st February 2020

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