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This is the first time the work of Christian Gasc (1946-2022) has been presented at HGO. He began work as a costume designer for cinema working with director Liliane Kermadec, for whom he designed costumes for Aloïse (1975). He subsequently worked with such film directors as Claire Denis, Marguerite Duras, Jean-Luc Godard, Jacquot, Patrice Leconte, André Téchiné, and François Truffaut. For Benoît Jacquot his costume designs for films include Sade (2000), Au Fond des bois (2010), and Les Adieux à la reine (2012). He also worked with Jacquot on television projects and, in addition to Werther, La traviata at Paris Opera. Other opera credits include Così fan tutte (Grand Théâtre de Genève); Guillaume Tell (Zurich Opera); La clemenza di Tito and Manon Lescaut (La Scala, Milan); Falstaff, Der Ring des Nibelungen, and Andrea Chénier (Opéra Royal de Wallonie); Andrea Chénier (Monte Carlo); Cyrano de Bergerac (Opéra national de Montpellier); Peter Pan (Théâtre du Châtelet); Manon Lescaut (Teatro Regio, Turin); and Cosma’s Marius et Fanny (Marseilles and Avignon). He designed costumes for such opera stars as Anna Netrebko, Renée Fleming, Anne-Sophie Von Otter, Ruggiero Raimondi, and Angela Gheorghiu, among many others. In theater he designed costumes for plays by Chekhov, Claudel, Cocteau, Corneille, Dumas fils, Feydeau, Guitry, Ibsen, Kleist, Wilde, and Tennessee Williams.

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