Giuseppe Palella is winner of the prestigious Abbiati award of 2019, “Best Costume Designer for Italian Music Critics“. He took his first steps in the costume department fifteen years ago at Teatro dell'Opera in Rome where he collaborated with renowned directors including Franco Zeffirelli and Luca Ronconi.
Past design engagements include: I Puritani at Maggio Musicale Fiorentino in Florence and Teatro Regio of Turin, Guglielmo Ratcliff and Maria de Rudenz at Wexford Opera Festival, La Traviata, Samson and Dalila, Gianni Schicchi, and The Medium at Teatro Giuseppe Verdi in Trieste, Lucia di Lammermoor at La Maestranza in Sevilla, The Snow Queen with Teatro Puccini in Florence, Guillaume Tell, I Pagliacci, Cavalleria Rusticana and Rigoletto (Theater Kiel), Orlanda finto pazzo with Korean National Opera Seoul. He designed the costumes for productions of Dorilla in Tempe and Duke Bluebeard’s Castle for Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Rusalka for Staatstheater Kassel, Un ballo in maschera in Oviedo and Giulio Cesare in Egitto in St. Gallen. He also supervised the costume department on Aida, Madama Butterfly, Turandot, Un ballo in Maschera, Carmen and Roméo et Juliette at Arena di Verona, and Elektra for Patrice Chéreau at Teatro alla Scala.