Andrea Viotti

Italian costume and fashion designer Andrea Viotti made his San Francisco Opera debut this past fall with his designs for Don Giovanni. Operatic credits include Gluck’s Les Pèlerins de la Mecque and Verdi’s I Lombardi and Attila at La Scala; I Masnadieri in Pisa; Maria Stuarda in Bari; Luisa Miller in Naples; Giovanna d’Arco in Parma; Salome in Bologna and Trieste; Bussotti’s Il Cristallo di Rocca in Rome; La Fanciulla del West in Florence; and Le Nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall. He has designed costumes for fourteen feature films, and some of his theater credits include Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Macbeth, The Taming of the Shrew, and Richard II; Molière’s Le Malade Imaginaire; and Camus’s L’Etranger, among many others. Viotti has authored several publications and books on uniform and military costume design as well as leading master classes on costume design at the Academy of Costume and Fashion in Rome.