Мариана Фракассо

Biography

Born in Turin, studied Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Turin, participated in the first Biennale of the Mediterranean Arts in Barcelona and in the Pitti Trend exhibition in Florence as a stylist, which was the beginning of her collaboration with the leading fashion houses.
She designs fabrics, shoes and clothes for such brands as Casadei, Max Mara, Lancetti, Rocco Barocco, and Ferrari.

In 2000-2004 she taught at the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) and began working as a car designer, creating interiors for prototypes and production models for such brands as Bertone, Fiat, Alfa Romeo and Lancia. She collaborated on Lancia’s Papa mobile gifted to Pope John Paul II as part of the Catholic church's Great Jubilee celebrations.
During those years she accumulated great experience as a photo and video stylist.

Since 2012 she has been designing costumes for theatre productions, including Die Zauberflöte, Verdi’s Otello, Le Nozze di Figaro, La forza del destino, La Bohème, Domenico Scarlatti’s Narciso, Norma, Idomeneo, Il turco in Italia, The Turn of the Screw.

She has worked in such theatres as the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valencia, the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, the Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck, the Teatro Real in Madrid, as well as the Stavanger Symphony Orchestra (Norway) and summer opera season at the Baths of Caracalla.

Her most recent engagements include opera productions at the Teatro alla Scala (Tamerlano staged by Davide Livermore) and at the Royal Opera House Muscat in Oman.

General sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre is Ingosstrakh Insurance Company
General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is investment group Absolute
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre is Credit Suisse bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is GUM