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Costume Designer

Johann Stegmeir returns during the 2017-18 season as costume designer for the North American premiere of Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella and Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman. Mr. Stegmeir’s designs have been featured in OSJ’s 2015-16 company premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire and the 2011-12 production of Idomeneo. He has designed costumes for opera, theatre, dance, feature films and TV. Recently, he collaborated with acclaimed director Bruce Beresford on costumes for the feature film, Peace, Love and Misunderstanding starring Jane Fonda, as well as We shall remain: Tecumseh’s Vision, a documentary for PBS directed by Ric Burns.

On the opera stage, Mr. Stegmeir’s designs have appeared in Pagliacci for Teatro Verdi in Sassari, Sardinia and A Streetcar Named Desire at the Kennedy Center for The Washington National Opera. Additionally, Johann has designed costumes for four dance pieces for Robert Battle’s Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre. He has also designed costumes for choreographers Francesca Harper, Jessica Lange, Seán Curran, among others.

Other companies in which his designs have been featured include The Washington National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Glimmer Glass Opera, Santa Fe Opera, The Asolo Theatre, The Clarence Brown Company, San Diego Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Innovative Theatre, Charlotte Repertory Theatre, and The Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. He has also worked at Covent Garden, Teatro Real (Madrid), La Scala, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, The Rome Opera, The New Israeli Opera, Savonlinna Festival (Finland), Theatre des Westens (Berlin).

Awards received include the prestigious TCG/ NEA Designer Fellowship allowing him the opportunity to further develop his design skills and expand artistic boundaries.

Mr. Stegmeir is currently on faculty at the University of Richmond in Virginia.

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