Le Roman de Fauvel, directed by Peter Sellars, Théâtre du Châtelet 2022
Camille Assaf is a French and American costume designer for theater, dance, opera and film.
Upcoming credits are three operas directed by Peter Sellars: Kaija Saariaho's Adriana Mater for the San Francisco Symphony, Beatrice di Tenda for the Opéra National de Paris, Charpentier's Médée for the Berlin Staatsoper under den Linden, and pieces by Benjamin Millepied for the Philharmonie de Paris and Théâtre des Champs Élysées.
Recent costume designs include Le Roman de Fauvel, directed by Peter Sellars, Romeo and Juliet Suite, choreographed by Benjamin Millepied for the LA Dance Project, Verdi's Don Carlos directed by Vincent Huguet at Theater Basel, and two operas by Grétry, directed by Marshall Pynkoski: Richard Coeur de Lion and La Caravane du Caire at the Opéra Royal de Versailles.
For director James Darrah, she designed costumes for two operas by Philip Glass: The Fall of the House of Usher, an opera turned film for the Boston Lyric Opera and Les Enfants Terribles at Long Beach Opera and Opera Omaha.
With her long-time collaborators, contemporary artists Gerard & Kelly, she has designed costumes for various films and performance pieces including the most recent Panorama, premiered at the Collection Pinault / Bourse de Commerce and also Reusable Parts / Endless Love (Palais de Tokyo, Centre National de la Danse) and Timelining (Centre Pompidou, Paris).
Camille has designed costumes for many of Stephen Wadsworth's recent productions, including Fidelio at the Santa Fe Opera, Cosi Fan Tutte (a Juilliard Opera/Metropolitan Opera Lindemann co-production), and The Beaumarchais plays at the McCarter Theater, among others.
A few of her designs were exhibited in the historic exhibit Costume at the turn of the Century, 1990-2015, in Moscow, among the works of many of her peers from around the world. The exhibit travels to the Hunan Province of China in the summer 2017.
Internationally, her work was seen in Phnom Penh, Hong Kong, Shanghai and New Delhi. In 2008, under the direction of her mentor, the late costume designer Eiko Ishioka, she was part of the small team of international designers to contribute to the Beijing Olympics Opening and closing Ceremonies, for director Zhang Yimou.
Camille is a lead design editor of Chance, a photography magazine which looks at the world through the lens of theatrical design.
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