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Fernand Ruiz

Costume designer of Anna Bolena

After training at the Liège School of Tailors, Fernand Ruiz took classes to perfect his tailoring skills for two years. He went on to join the Opéra Royal de Wallonie where he has been working for the past 39 years, heading up the costumes department. Throughout the years, he has made thousands of costumes and worked with great costumers like Christian Gasc, Jorge Jara and Michel Fresnay. Later on, always for the Opéra de Liège, he created the costumes for Matrimonio Segreto, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Le Barbier de Séville by Beaumarchais, Rita ou le mari battu, Il Campanello di notte, Otello, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, Guillaume Tell by Grétry and La Gazzetta. He designed the costumes for L’equivoco Stravagante, winner of the French Critic Award 2011-2012, for the Riehen and Saint-Moritz festivals, Otello for the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires and La bohème for the Tel Aviv Opera.

He recently made the costumes for Lombardi alla Prima Crociata at the Teatro Regio in Torino, and Macbeth at the Opéra de Liège.

Current projects: Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci for the San Francsico Opera in August 2018, Aida in February 2019 at the Opéra de Liège.