Costume Designer
Aleš Valášek


Aleš Valášek is making his HGO debut. He is a set and costume designer and architect. His work includes designs for over 100 productions and spans across all genres and scales, from alternative theater to opera, musical theater, and film. In 2010 Valášek developed the set and costume design, alongside the creator of the legendary musical Les Misérables, Alain Boublil, for the new version of the West End musical Marguerite with music by Michel Legrand. His portfolio includes set and costume designs for Giselle, La Bayadère, Carmen, The Italian in Algiers, Swan Lake, Rusalka, Nabucco, Mozart and Salieri, Next to Normal, and Tick, Tick, Boom!; costume designs for Orfeo, The Coronation of Poppea, and Turandot; and set designs for Curtains, Green Day’s American Idiot, and Zorro (Czech Republic). For Slovakia he designed set and costumes for The Bat, Countess Maritza, and many more. His recent projects include costume design for musicals American in Paris, Titanic, The King and I, Anastasia, Singing in the Rain (Austria); Aspects of Love, Parade, Pippin, and American in Paris (Tour) (Germany). In 2023 Valášek received the prestigious German Musical Theatre Prize for Best Costume Design for the musical Dällebach Kari, produced in Thun, Switzerland. He was recently awarded the Czech Ballet 2023 honorary award for the set and costume designs for the new ballet Mowgli. Valášek is currently preparing costumes for the Swiss premiere of Mary Poppins.