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Clarisse Maylunas

Opera and theater
Interior design


2020 Design Excellence Awards
2019 Sustainable Design Leadership
2018 Inteior Design Awards
2016 Innovation in Accessibility
2014 Dwell Magazine Interior Designer of the Year
Clarisse Maylunas

designer in opera & theater
stage & costume
theater musicals
interior design
CM is a stage, costume and exhibition designer based in Vienna. 

The many debut performances of lyrical opera - where she collaborated with contemporary composers such as Otto M. Zykan, H. K. Gruber, Giorgio Battistelli, Kurt Schwertsik, Christian Muthspiel, Gerd Kühr, Gottfried von Einem, D. Kaufmann - certainly comprise a principal part of her work.

Nevertheless, she also creates costumes for classical opera and ballet.
Her "Giselle" has been performed at the Vienna Opera for over 20 years and is still staged to this day. She has also collaborated with many contemporary choreographers, such as Elio Gervasi , Ismael Ivo, Liz King etc...

She has continuously worked with the Vienna Ensemble under Karl Welunschek, staging comedies by Nestroy, Labiche and dramas by Fontane, Shakespeare etc...
Drama work also includes contemporary literature, as seen in a series of plays by Thomas Bernhard in Frankfurt, "The Birds" by G . Jonke and "That face" by Polly Stenham.

Moreover, she has created costumes for musicals like "The Cabaret", "Guys and Dolls" and recreated the Vienna production of "The Beauty and the Beast" well as the Vienna and Amsterdam productions of "Les Miserables".

Exhibitions include "Musica Femina" - a display focusing on female composers, exposed at the Imperial Palace of Schönbrunn (Vienna) and later in Bregenz, as well as an exhibition about D’Annunzio, which travelled all over Italy.

She has created interior designs for Castle Sayn–Wittgenstein on the Rhine, a hotel in Isola Farnese near Rome as well as for several flats.

Clarisse Maylunas has lectured history and scenic realisation of costume at the renowned Max Reinhardt-Seminar- University of Music and performing arts of Vienna- for the last 10 years.
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