Giuseppe Palella

Born in Italy, the artist Giuseppe Palella is the 2019 winner of the prestigious Abbiati Prize of the Italian music critics as best costume designer. He completed his studies in sculpture, music and acting and learned his practical craft by working together with world-famous directors, including Franco Zeffirelli and Luca Ronconi.

He has designed costumes for some of the world’s best-known operas, including I Puritani, Guglielmo Ratcliff, Maria de Rudenz, La traviata, Samson et Dalila, Gianni Schicchi, Lucia di Lammermoor, The Snow Queen, Guillaume Tell, Pagliacci, Cavalleria rusticana, Rigoletto, Orlanda finto pazzo, Dorilla in Tempe, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle, Rusalka, Un ballo in maschera, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Aida, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, Carmen, Roméo et Juliette and Elektra, which were seen in productions in many renowned international opera houses: the Theater St. Gallen, the Budapest State Opera, the Arena di Verona, the Korean  National Opera in Seoul, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Kiel Opera House, Teatro Carcano in Milan, at the Maggio Musicale and the Teatro Puccini in Florence, the Wexford Opera Festival, the Teatro Regio in Turin, Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Triest, Teatro de la Maestranza in Sevilla, Staatstheater Kassel and La Scala Milan.

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