Louis Desire' 

Scenographer and Costume Designer

Louis Désiré made his debut in the opera Oberon by Weber in the Teatro Massimo Bellini in Catania.

Following this he designed the costumes for Nabucco, Aida, Elektra and La forza del destino for the Festival d'Orange. He was also contracted to work as costume designer for Idomeneo and Il Trionfo dell'onore performed at the Théâtre de la Monnaie in Bruxelles and, following that, for Un Ballo in maschera and Cinderella which were staged in the Opéra in Lausanne and in Lille respectively.

His success was affirmed in France during the period he was working with Henri Maier, Conductor of the Montpellier opera. Subsequently, his performances have encompassed opera, musical comedy and contemporary music.

He became established as a scenographer having organized the stage designs for Les Pêcheurs de perles and Carmen by Bizet at the Marseilles Festival and in Bern, Salome by Strauss and Les Contes d'Hoffmann by Offenbach in Dublin and Der Schauspieldirektor by Mozart and Prima la musica poi le parole by Salieri in Liège.

As a costume designer he worked on the productions of Pagliacci, Gianni Schicchi and Il Tabarro in Bilbao, Santander and Peralada.

In the 2000/2001 he designed the scenography and costumes for some of the productions by the Director Joël Lauwers: Les milles et une vies d'Ali Babà at the Zénith Theatre in Paris, Carmen at the Royal Opéra in Copenhagen, Simon Boccanegra in Saint-Gallen, Le Nozze di Figaro in Saarbrücken. In collaboration with the Director Dieter Kaegi he staged Don Carlos in Dublin.

Louis Désiré's future engagements include Die Zauberflöte (The Magic flute) and Maria de Buenos Aires in Nice and Turandot in Dublin.

April 2002

On Stage
El amor brujo - Cavalleria RusticanaSunday 8 March
at 15:30
in Teatro Filarmonico
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