In the 2013/14 Season Italian-French costume designer Agostino Cavalca designs the costumes for Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s new production of Maria Stuarda for The Royal Opera. Cavalca designed costumes for The Royal Opera’s productions of La Cenerentola, Madama Butterfly, Hamlet, Il turco in Italia, Il barbiere di Siviglia and Hansel and Gretel, all directed by Leiser and Caurier.
Cavalca was born in Italy. He studied fine arts there and moved to Paris in 1982 to work as a costume designer for theatre and opera. His other designs for Leiser and Caurier include Carmen (Welsh National Opera), Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Lausanne), Ariane et Barbe-bleue (Opéra de Lyon), Lucia di Lammermoor (Opéra de Lyon and Théâtre due Châtelet), Der Rosenkavalier, Pelléas et Mélisande, Les Fiançailles au couvent, Der Ring des Nibelungen and Don Carlo (Geneva), Giulio Cesare in Egitto and Norma (Salzburg Festival), Die Zauberflöte (Vienna State Opera) and Rossini’s Otello (De Vlaamse Opera).
Cavalca's extensive theatre work includes designs for productions of Iphigenie, Le Misantrope, Othello, Richard III and La Surprise de l'amour.