Mercè Paloma

(Barcelona, Spain)

2015–16 Season: Costume Designer of Carmen

Making her San Francisco Opera debut, Mercè Paloma has collaborated with Calixto Bieito in Barbaric Comedies at the Edinburgh Festival; Life is a Dream in Barcelona and the Edinburgh Festival; La Casa de Bernada Alba, El Barberillo de Lavapies, and The Tempest in Madrid; Shakespeare’s Macbeth at the Salzburg Festival; and Pierrot Lunaire in Barcelona. Opera credits include Così fan tutte and Die Fledermaus with Welsh National Opera; Don Giovanni and Un Ballo in Maschera for English National Opera and Royal Danish Opera; and Tosca,Wozzeck, Un Ballo in Maschera, and La Cabeza del Bautista for Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu. She has also designed extensively for Spanish and Catalan television and film.