Terese Wadden

Costume Designer


Terese Wadden is a Brooklyn-based costume designer. She has previously collaborated with R. B. Schlather on Philip Glass’s In The Penal Colony (Boston Lyric Opera) and the Handel operas Orlando and Alcina (WhiteBox Art Center).


Recent theatre and opera designs include Who Left This Fork Here? (Barishnikov Art Center), Oklahoma (Bard Summerscape), Pyramusand Thisbe (Canadian Opera Company), Arthur Miller’s The Price (Mark Taper Forum), and Kat’a Kabanova (Spoleto Festival USA). Additionally she has designed The Source (Brooklyn Academy of Music), Eternal (Incubator Arts Project and touring), House For Sale (Transport Group), Lizzie Borden (Boston Lyric Opera and Tanglewood), New Work for the Desert (NYLA), Dialogues of the Carmelites (Curtis Institute/Opera Philadelphia), and Sunday in the Park With George (Short North Stage). She has designed costumes for As You Like It (The Acting Company), A Florentine Tragedy & Gianni Schicchi (Canadian Opera Company - Dora Award Nomination), Cosi Fan Tutte (New York City Opera), Don Giovanni (New York City Opera and Portland Opera), La Clemenza di Tito (Canadian Opera Company and Chicago Opera Theatre), and Elliot Carter’s only opera, What Next? (The Miller Theatre at Columbia University). She has also collaborated with the architectural firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro on the exhibit, How Wine Became Modern, at the San Francisco MoMA.


Terese is a graduate of the Motley Theatre Design Course in London, UK and Vassar College.

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