Gianluca Falaschi

Costume Designer

Gianluca Falaschi

Gianluca Falaschi is an Italian costume designer. He studied at the Accademia di costume e moda di Roma (Academy of Costume and Fashion) in Italy, and has made costumes for many of the world’s most prestigious opera stages. He has also worked extensively with Italian director Davide Livermore. Gianluca’s works have graced the stages all over the world, including the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy, Theatro Municipal in Sao Paulo, Spain, Semperoper in Dresden, Germany and for the National Greek Theatre in Athens. The operas he has designed for include Tosca, The Turk in Italy, Carmen, Anna Bolena, and Lucia di Lammermoor, among others.

He has also made costumes for more than 100 plays, including for productions such as Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, and Othello, Moliere’s The Miser and Les Femmes Savant, and Edward Bond’s Lear.

Gianluca has also worked as the set and costume designer for the Royal New Zealand Ballet’s 2016 production of The Wizard of Oz.

In 2013 he won the Association of Italian Music Critics Abbiati’s Prize for Best Designer for his work in Ciro in Babilonia. In 2015 he won the Opernwelt Award for Best Designer for Perela, and in 2017 he won it for Armide and Alcina.

Gianluca has taught as part of the costumes faculty at the National Academy of Dramatic Arts Silvio D’Amico in Rome.

Background: Accademia di costume e moda di Roma

OA repetoire: Aida (2018)

As costume designer for Mr Livermore: Don Pasquale (Teatro alla Scala, 2018), Adriana Lecouvreur (Opera de Montecarlo, 2017), Tosca (Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, 2015 / Palau des Artes Valencia, 2018 ), Il Turco in Italia (Rossini Opera Festival, 2016), il Barbiere di Siviglia (Teatro Dell’Opera di Roma, 2016), Carmen (Opera di Genova, 2014), Falstaff (Theatro Municipal Sao Paulo, 2014), Italiana in Algeri (Rossini Opera Festival, 2013), Ciro in Babilonia (Rossini Opera Festival, 2012)

Other Opera Production: Cardillac (Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, 2018),  Les Troyens (Semperoper Dresden, 2017), Alcina (Staatstheater Basel, 2017), Maria Stuarda (Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, 2017), Armide (Staatstheater Mainz, 2017), Anna Bolena (Teatro Regio di Parma, 2017), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (National Greek Theater Athens, 2016), La Donna Serpente (Teatro Regio di Torino, 2016), Der fliegende Holländer (Theater und Orchester Heidelberg, 2016), Roberto Devereux (Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, 2016), Lucia di Lammermoor (Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, 2014 / Royal Opera House Muscat, 2016), Perela (Staatstheater Mainz, 2015)

Ballet Productions: The Wizard Of Oz (set and costumes) (Royal New Zealand Ballet, 2016)

Plays include: Moliere’s The Miser and Les Femmes Savant (National Theater of Naples), Moliere’s The Hypochondriac (Teatro Due), Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing (Teatro Due), Shakespeare’s Otello (Marche National Theater), Edward Bond’s Lear (Rome’s National Theater)

Teaching: Costumes in The National Academy of Dramatic Arts Silvio D’Amico, in Rome.

Awards: Association of Italian Music Critics Abbiati’s Prize Best Designer for Ciro in Babilonia (2013), Opernwelt Award as Best Designer for Perela (2015), Opernwelt Award as Best Designer for Armide and Alcina (2017)

Gianluca Falaschi