Marie-Jeanne Lecca was born in Bucharest and studied at the city’s Nicolae Grigorescu Institute of Fine Arts. A puppet designer and BAFTA-nominated costume designer, she was awarded a Martinů Medal in 2000 for her designs for Julietta and The Greek Passion. She has worked frequently with David Pountney, including on the current Ring cycle at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.
Recent engagements: Designer Mahagonny Songspiel, Pierrot Lunaire, Die sieben Todsünden (Opéra National du Rhin); Costume Designer Francesca da Rimini (Teatre alla Scala); Costume Designer La forza del destino (WNO)
Forthcoming engagements: Costume Designer Siegfried (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Costume Designer Die Passagierin (Israeli Opera)