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Clare Mitchell is an international Costume Designer – twice Laurence Olivier award-nominated – specialising in Opera and Theatre collaborating with many amazing directors, conductors, singers and actors.

In her own words “The Costume designs are both working drawings for the costume departments and for the singer/actor to see the concept of the production. Colour and textures have always been very important aspects to seeing and realising costumes for the stage so I would always include fabric swatches with the final design.”

The exhibition features Clare’s original design sketches for major productions around the world, each accompanied by samples of the fabrics used in the actual costumes.

Theatre costume designs include: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Almeida Theatre London)  She Stoops To Conquer (Gate Theatre Dublin)  Venice Preserved (Almeida Theatre London)  Le Cid (Royal National Theatre; Olivier Award Nomination) M Butterfly ( Staatshaus Theatre Hamburg)  The Seagull (National Tour) Machinal (Royal National Theatre)  St Joan (Strand London; Olivier Award Nomination, Sydney Theatre Company. King Lear (Stratford Festival Theatre Canada And Vivian Beaumont Theatre Lincoln Center New York)

Films costume designs include: Don Giovanni (Landseer  Productions /Channel 4) The Human Voice (Right Angle Productions / Channel 4)  Lucia Di Lammermoor (Lexington Films ) Rosie Is My Relative (Brechfa Productions)

Opera costume designs include:   Falstaff (The Santa Fe Opera)   I Puritani  (Bayerische Staatsoper Munich) Don Giovanni (Scottish Opera)  The Pearlfishers  (Opera Australia  West Australia Opera  Opera Queensland)   Carmen  (Kungliga Operan Stockholm)  La Traviata (Opera National De Paris)  Falstaff (Deutsche Staatsoper Berlin And Teatro Comunale Di Ferrara)  Jenufa (Royal Opera House London) Roberto Devereux, Maria Stuarda, Anna Bolena, Un Ballo In Maschera ( Opera De Monte Carlo) La Traviata (Opera Island Kristiansand) Flavio, Il Ritorno D’ulisse ( Batignano Italy) Anna Bolena (Bayerische Staatsoper Munich) La Traviata (English National Opera London) Jenufa, Falstaff, Il Matrimonio Segreto (Opernhaus Zurich) La Traviata (Lithuanian National Opera Vilnius) Don Giovanni (Opera Island Kristiansand) Maria Stuarda, Anna Bolena (Teatro Comunale Di Bologna And Teatro Comunale Di Turin) Pelleas Et Melisande (Metropolitan Opera New York) Don Giovanni (Palau De Les Arts Valencia) Anna Bolena (Abao-Olbe Opera Bilbao) La Traviata (Opera De Oviedo) Carmen (Royal Opera Stockholm Sweden) Don Giovanni ( Opera Bilbao) Il Matrimonio Segreto (Brooklyn Academy Of Arts New York).

Opera Productions have included working with Jonathan Miller; Graham Vick; Claudio Abbado; Angela Gheorghiu;  Nicholas Alagna;  Raimondo Ruggieri  at the Metropolitan Opera New York – Sydney Opera House; Monte Carlo Opera;  Staatsopera Munich & Berlin;   Royal Opera House London;  English National Opera;  Royal Opera Sweden and in Theatre with directors Steven Daldry;  Matthew Warchus; Jonathan Kent; and Actors Christopher Plummer;  Alan Rickman; Mark Rylance;  Fiona Shaw; & Ciaran Hinds  National Theatre London – RSC Stratford & Stratford Ontario  and many other theatres.