From: France. LA Opera: Cinderella (2021, debut).
Set designer Chantal Thomas studied at the École des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. She has worked regularly with director Laurent Pelly since 1988, with more than 50 productions together including Le Médecin malgré lui (Grand Théâtre de Genève), Le Roi Carotte and Viva la mamma (Opéra de Lyon), I Puritani, Ariadne auf Naxos, Platée and Giulio Cesare (Paris Opéra), La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein and La Belle Hélène (Théâtre du Châtelet), Don Pasquale and Candide (Santa Fe Opera), L’Etoile and The Love for Three Oranges (Dutch National Opera), Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Barcelona and San Francisco), Pelléas et Mélisande (Theater an der Wien) and La Traviata (Santa Fe and Turin). She made her Royal Opera debut in 2007 with The Daughter of the Regiment, directed by Laurent Pelly, returning to create set designs for L’elisir d’amore, Manon and Robert le diable, all directed by Pelly. Many of the productions she has worked on for Pelly have been performed by leading opera companies worldwide, including the Liceu, Barcelona, Metropolitan Opera, New York, La Scala, Milan, and Vienna State Opera.
Chantal Thomas has also worked in theatre with directors including Frédéric Bélier-Garcia, Denise Chalem, Michel Rostain and Laura Scozzi, and designed The Marriage of Figaro for the Aix-en-Provence Festival, directed by Richard Brunel.