LUCIANA GUTMAN is an Argentinean costume designer with a long career in theater, opera, and dance. She has worked for leading theaters and opera houses in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Latvia, Mexico, Monte Carlo, Poland, and Uruguay. Among others, Ms. Gutman has designed costumes for the operas Ariadne in Naxos, The Barber of Seville, Carmen, The Clemency of Titus, Dialogues of Carmélites, The Coronation of Poppaea, Don Giovanni, The Girl of the West, King Kandaules, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, Macbeth, Le Nozze di Figaro, Maria of Buenos Aires, Parsifal, The Prisoner, The Rhine Gold, Rigoletto, Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Tristan and Isolde, Variette, Werther, and Wozzeck. For the Latvian National Opera and Ballet Ms. Gutman designed the costumes of The Marriage of Figaro in 2014.
Many of the opera productions with which Ms. Gutman collaborated have received awards, including: Dialogues des Carmélites (2005), Le Nozze di Figaro (2006) and Don Giovanni (2005) were recognized as the best productions by the Argentina Association of Theater Critics; The Best Foreign Opera Production Award by the Chile Critics Association was given to The Turn of the Screw (2006), Tristan and Isolde (2007), Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (2009) and Billy Budd (2021); The production of Carmen (2013) in Mexico received the Award to the Best Classical Show, but Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (2011) was recognized as the Best Production in Poland.
Besides costume design for opera and theater Ms. Gutman works on sets and settings design, photographic production, fashion design, costumes for movies, and graphic media. She also teaches at several art schools, including ISA (the Art Institute of the Colon Theater, Buenos Aires, Argentina) TACEC (Argentine Theater of La Plata, Argentina) and UNA (National University of the Arts, Argentina).