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Chloe Obolensky

Born in Greece. Studied in England and France. She names as her teachers Lilya de Nobile and the leading Greek scene designer Janis Zaruhis. Chloe debuted with a performance staged in Greece by Karel Kuhn based on Aristophanes' play The World of Art. She has worked with Peter Brook for the past 20 years. Chloe Obolensky has created costumes for all his plays, including The Cherry Orchard, The Mahabharata, Hamlet, The Tempest, Pellйas and Mйlisande, The Suit; and for the film version of Carmen. She works in the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Great Britain and Austria, creating costumes for opera performances and for the cinema. Chloe Obolensky was the set designer and costume designer for the English film version of Eugene Onegin, the opera Don Giovanni by Mozart at the Provence Music Festival, Eugene Onegin staged by Andre Serban in Venice, Monteverdi's Tancred in Amsterdam, and others. Chloe is also interested in photography and is responsible for the idea of organizing a major photography exhibition at the Benaki Museum in Athens. Chloe Obolensky is the author of the book The Russian Empire: A Portrait in Photographs with an afterword by Max Haywood, published in Germany, France, Great Britain, and the United States. The Moliere Committee awarded the artist the Moliere Award 2000 for her costumes for the performance based on works by Honore de Balzac The Love Life of a French Cat at the Theatre de Bobigny. Chloe Obolensky began working with Lev Dodin in 1999 in Amsterdam when Dodin was preparing an opera performance - Petr Tchaikovsky's Queen of Spades. The Seagull is the artist's second joint production with Lev Dodin.

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