Severine Besson | Costume Designer

Costume Designer

Severine Besson

William Tell


After obtaining her certificate at the Ecole de Couture in Lausanne, she left to continue her training at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Techniques du Théâtre in Lyon where she studied contemporary and historical costume, then in Berlin, after which her post-graduate qualifications opened the doors of the Stuttgart State Opera and the Zurich Opera House as an assistant. Since 2005, she owns a costume workshop in Geneva. For the theatre, she collaborates with Marielle Pinsard , Massimo Furlan (Eurovision de la chanson philosophique), Aurélien Patouillard (Pachinko, Farwest), Marion Duval (Claptrap, Cécile, Avant la retraite) or Marco Berrettini (feel I 3, I feel4 ). She also designed the costumes for Massimo Furlan’s production of Liza Lim’s Tree of Codes at the Cologne Opera. Since 2015, she has designed the costumes for numerous productions by Julien Chavaz — Shostakovich’s Moscow Paradis, Ouvertüre, Gerald Barry’s The Importance of Being Earnest, Maeterlinck’s Pelléas et Mélisande, Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face, Péter Eötvös’s The Golden Dragon.

May 2022