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Mattie Ullrich

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    Making of Opera: Nabucco - Costume Shop


The work of Mattie Ullrich appears at WNO for the first time. Her recent opera work includes The Rape of Lucretia for the Norwegian National Opera, Der ferne Klang for Bard SummerScape, and Zaide and Così fan tutte at Wolf Trap Opera. She received the European Opera Prize in 2006 for her collaboration with Thaddeus Strassberger for Opera Ireland's production of La Cenerentola. In addition to opera, her diverse repertoire encompasses film, theater, musicals, and print.  She is currently designing the costumes for a reworking of Stephen Schwartz's musical Working with new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony award-winning creator of In The Heights. Other recent theatrical credits include Off Broadway's The Pride (directed by Joe Mantello) and The Starry Messenger (starring Matthew Broderick). Her notable film work includes Year of the Fish (Sundance 2007) and Sovereignty (award-winning short). She is currently collaborating with Thaddeus Strassberger on new productions of Cavalleria rusticana and Pagliacci for the Prague State Opera.

April 2012
Mattie Ullrich