Originally from Italy, Cavalca has been a Paris-based costume designer for theatre and opera since 1982. He has worked with Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier since 1995 and with Damiano Michieletto since 2017. His costume designs for Leiser and Caurier include Giovanna d’Arco (La Scala, Milan), L’italiana in Algeri, Norma and Giulio Cesare in Egitto (Salzburg Festival), Rossini’s Otello (Opera Vlaanderen), The Magic Flute (Vienna State Opera), Lucia di Lammermoor (Opéra de Lyon), Der Rosenkavalier, Pelléas et Mélisande, Der Ring des Nibelungen and Don Carlo (Geneva), Hamlet and Madama Butterfly (The Royal Opera, Liceu, Barcelona) and Maria Stuarda, Hansel and Gretel, La Cenerentola, ll turco in Italia and Il barbiere di Siviglia (The Royal Opera). For Michieletto he has designed costumes for Rigoletto (DNO), Don Pasquale (Paris Opéra) and Alcina (Salzburg Festival).
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