(Peekskill New York)
2015–16 Season: Costume Designer of Lucia di Lammermoor
Mattie Ullrich makes her San Francisco Opera debut with her costume designs for Lucia di Lammermoor. Recent career highlights include Satyagraha at Ekaterinburg Opera and Ballet; Don Giovanni for Norwegian Opera and Ballet; I Due Foscari the Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Vienna’s Theater an der Wien, Valencia’s Palau des Artes, and Los Angeles Opera; The Oresteia for the Bard SummerScape Festival; Le Roi Malgre Lui for the Wexford Festival; Nabucco with Washington National Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and Montreal Opera; Zaide for Wolf rap Opera; and Eliogabalo for New York’s The Box. Other career highlights include creating costumes for the theater in New York City, like The Starry Messenger, The Pride, Fault Lines, Things We Want, and Bad Dates. In 2010 she designed the costumes for a reworking of Stephen Schwartz’s musical Working, performed in Chicago and New York City. Her film credits include Year of the Fish, Sovereignty, and Shoplifting Chanel. She was awarded the European Opera Prize for her collaboration with director Thaddeus Strassberger for La Cenerentola, performed in Ireland and Germany. She received her education from University of North Carolina School of the Arts where she studied costume design, draping, tailoring, hat-making, and dyeing.