Claudie Gastine is making her HGO debut. She has been designing costumes and sets for theater, opera, ballet, and cinema for more than 50 years. Her first theater play was in 1964 with Raymond Rouleau, designing sets and costumes for Notre petite ville by T. Wilder (Théâtre Hébertot, Paris). Her first opera was in 1967 with Gian-Carlo Menotti, at the Festival dei Due Mondi (Spoleto, Italy), designing costumes for Il furioso all’ isola di San Domingo by Donizetti. With Menotti she has designed costumes for Don Pasquale (Hamburg), La traviata (La Fenice, Venezia), Lucia di Lammermoor (Teatro dell’Opera, Roma), Eugene Onegin (Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto, Italy), and for The Marriage of Figaro and The Birthday of the Infanta (Spoleto Festival USA, Charleston). With French director Jean-Marie Simon, she worked in most opera houses in Europe, creating costumes for La traviata, Manon (Grand Théâtre, Genève) Jérusalem, Rigoletto (Palais Garnier, Paris), Luisa Miller (La Monnaie, Bruxelles), La bohème (Lucca, Italy). With Nicolas Joël, she worked on Un Ballo in maschera (Opéra Bastille, Paris) and La Rondine (La Scala, Milano), and with Stein Winge, on Khovanshchina (La Monnaie, Bruxelles). Gastine also worked with Alfredo Arias designing costumes for The Merry Widow (Teatro Nuovo, Spoleto) and Peines de cœur d’une chatte anglaise, which was performed all around the world. She designed sets and costumes for Trio (Théâtre de Paris) and La Ronde (Odéon, Paris). In 2014 she created sets and costumes for a short movie, Lettre à ma fille by the actress and director Dominique Valentin, starring Judith Magre.