Program Books/Greta Goiris

Greta Goiris

Costume Designer

Greta Goiris studied costume design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and set design at Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. Her first costumes were designed for Jaques Delcuvellerie in Brussels and Avignon, among which were productions of La Grande Imprécation devant les murs de la ville (T. Dorst ), La Mère (B. Brecht), Andromaque (Racine), and Rwanda-1994. From 2001 onward, she collaborated with Johan Simons on numerous music/theater productions, which included the Leenane Trilogy (M. McDonagh) for ZT Hollandia; Senti­menti, Das Leben ein Traum (Calderon), Vergessene Strasse (Louis-Paul Boon) for the Ruhrtriennale; Die Perser (Aischylos) for Münchner Kammerspiele; Die Neger (Jean Genet) for Wiener Festwochen (2014); and Radetzkymarsch (Joseph Roth) for the Burgtheater (2017). Also with Simons she designed the costumes for the operas Fidelio (Beethoven) for Opéra Bastille (2008), Herzog Blaubarts Burg (Bartók) for the Salz­burger Festspiele (2008), and Alceste (Gluck) for the Ruhrtriennale (2016). In 2016, Goiris designed the costumes for Les Indes Galantes directed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui for the Bayerische Staatsoper. She has also collaborated with Pierre Audi, Ivo Van Hove, Karin Beyer, Josse De Pauw, and Peter Verhelst. Die Zauberflöte (De Munt, 2005) was the beginning of a long collaboration with William Kentridge, which has included the operas The Nose (Metropolitan Opera, 2010), Lulu (DNO, Metropolitan Opera, 2015, ENO 2016), and Wozzeck (Salzburger Festspiele, 2017) and installations and music-theater productions Refuse the Hour (Holland Festival/Festival d’Avignon), The Refusal of Time (Documenta Kassel), Winterreise (Wiener Festwochen), Paper Music (Firenze), More Sweetly Play the Dance (Amsterdam), and O Sentimental Machine (Istanbul Biennal).