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Gianluca Falaschi signs the costumes for “La Prima” of Teatro alla Scala

The most awaited event of the year returns to La Scala in Milan, “La prima”, which this year saw Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth with costumes by Gianluca Falaschi, Alumnus and well-known costume designer of the Italian scenario.

Born in 1977, Gianluca enrolled in the Academy in 1999, at the age of 22, where he began his studies on costume and theater. As he tells

“While I was attending the Accademia Costume & Moda, I began to meet some big names who gave me the opportunity to be a volunteer, the costume assistant. I studied and I tried to deepen with my studies what interested me therefore the history of the theater with the Dams; the architecture studies gave me a certain way of designing the costumes and the Accademia allowed me to have an overview of what I was doing. The theater was always at the center of my studio”

Gianluca Falaschi is among the leading names of the new generation of Italian costume designers. The Roman creative has received various acclaim from critics and the public thanks to the objective artistic quality and refinement of his works. The costumes of “Attila” and “Tosca”, of the latest inaugurations at the Teatro alla Scala, were designed by him. Falaschi received the “Franco Abbiati” Prize for the costumes designed in “Ciro in Babilonia” at the Rossini Opera Festival in Pesaro, and was indicated by the magazine Openwelt costume designer of the year twice, the first with the opera “Perela” , at the Staatstheater in Mainz, the second for Hendel’s “Alcina” in Basel, and for Gluck’s “Armide” again in Mainz.

“My career as a costume designer started after the apprenticeship, the volunteer. I became the assistant of great masters of costume such as Odette Nicoletti. I was lucky, because in the meantime I met many directors with whom I still collaborate, such as: Arturo Cirillo, Davide Livermore, Giuseppe Marini ” – Gianluca Falaschi at

He has designed several Lydya Steier productions such as: Les Troyens (Semperoper Dresden, 2017), Der Fliegende Holländer (Theater und Orchester Heidelberg 2016). Among the productions in which he was involved as costume designer, Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Boston Lyric Opera – directed by Rosetta Cucchi) Cardillac (Teatro dell’Opera di Firenze, 2018 – stage director Velerio Binasco), Miseria e Nobiltà (Teatro Carlo Felice) should be mentioned. in Genoa, directed by Rosetta Cucchi), Maria Stuarda (Teatro Carlo Felice of Genoa, 2017 – directed by Alfonso Antoniozzi), Anna Bolena (Teatro Regio di Parma, 2017 – directed by Alfonso Antoniozzi), Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Greek National Theater of Athens, 2016- directed by Francesco Micheli), La Donna Serpente (Teatro Regio di Torino 2016 – directed by Arturo Cirillo), Roberto Devereux (Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa 2016 – directed by Alfonso Antoniozzi), Lucia di Lammermoor (Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa 2014, Royal Opera House, Muscat Oman, 2016 – directed by Dario Argento); Pagliacci (Theatro Municipal Sao Paulo, Brazil 2014).

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