Marie-Jeanne was born and educated in Bucharest and is now based in London. She has designed costumes for companies throughout the UK and Europe, including Zürich Opera, Bregenz Festival, Royal Opera House, Vienna State Opera, Bavarian State Opera, the Bolshoi, Opéra Bastille, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Opéra de Lyon, English National Opera, WNO and Salzburg Festival. Operas for which she has designed costumes include,William Tell, Moses in Egypt, Die Zauberflöte, Lulu, Prince Igor, Der Ring des Nibelungen, Wozzeck,Maskarade, The Greek Passion, Carmen, Les Troyens, Moses und Aron, Khovanshchina,Il trittico, Turandot, Jenůfa, Katya Kabanova, Die Frau ohne Schatten,Krol Roger, The Adventures of Mr Brouĉek and late 20th century works including Weinberg's Die Passagierin and Zimmermann'sDie Soldaten. She has designed sets and costumes for productions including Romeo et Juliette (St Gallen), Falstaff and Pelléas and Mélisande (ENO), Carmen (Houston; Seattle; Minnesota) and Thérèse Raquin (Dallas). She is also known for her innovative and inventive puppet design, which features widely in her work for opera including Faust, Un ballo in maschera and Die Zauberflöte. Martinů Foundation awarded a medal for her costume designs for Martinů's operas Julietta and The Greek Passion. She was nominated for a BAFTA for Amahl and the Night Visitors and was a member of the British team that won The Golden Triga at the 2003 Prague Quadrennial.
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Costume at the Turn of the Century (1990 - 2015) - Moscow, Russia - AABSCTM - June-August 2015
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