Luis F. Carvalho

Born and brought up in Portugal, Luis F. Carvalho came to London in 1991 to follow his passion and study Theatre Design. He has first-class honours degrees in Theatre/Film Design and Women’s-Wear Fashion Design from Wimbledon School of Art and Central Saint Martins College respectively. 


Natalia Osipova - Sadler’s Wells
encouraged and enhanced by Luis F.Carvalho’s excellent costumes; a highlight being Osipova’s short, slit, mustard-yellow shift dress...
Carmen - Wuppertal
Candice Edmunds and her stage designer keep the drama constantly flowing through a unitary space that changes on an open scene. It is almost abstract, consists of panels that are lowered from the lace and grouped into different formations. They look like they’re made out of rough wooden boards and painted blood-red. The association with the bullfight arena resonates. The costumes could be classified in the time of the Spanish Civil War - a climate of violence and brutality primed the whole story.
— Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Gallery


2018

Production

Company

Carmen Wuppertaler Oper (Germany), Dir. Candice Edmunds
Ein Maskenball Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden (Germany) Dir. Beka Savic
Un Ballo in Maschera Opera National de Lorraine (France), Dir Waut Koeken

2017

Production

Company

BBC Proms '10 Pieces' The Royal Albert Hall (UK), Chor. Denni Sayers
Carmen Opera di Roma / Caracalla (Italy), Dir. Valentina Carrasco
Out of Blixen The Print Rooms (UK), Dir. Kathryn Hunter

2016

Production

Company

Scherzo (Riotous Company) The Print Room (London), Dir. Take Larsen
Turn of the Screw Opera National du Rhin (Strasbourg), Dir. Robert Carsen
BBC Proms '10 Pieces' The Royal Albert Hall (London), Chor. Denni Sayers
Run Mary Run Sadler's Wells, Chor. Arthur Pita
La bohème Opera Zuid (Holland), Dir/Des. Waut Koeken
La Fanciulla del West Teatro alla Scala (Italy), Dir. Robert Carsen
Fall Forever (Ray Grant) WWW Dir. Luis F. Carvalho / Julian Langham

2015

Production

Company

Turn of the Screw Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden (Germany), Dir. Robert Carsen
Beautiful Soul SS15 London Fashion Week, Collection by Beautiful Soul

2014

Production

Company

Insomnia Park Theatre (London), Dir. Tage Larsen
Romeo & Juliet Rose Theatre (Kingston), Dir. Tage Larsen
Close Up Dance Short Film (UK), Dir Gianluca Bonomo

2013

Production

Company

I Do! (Luis F. Carvalho, Werner Marx) Guimaraes Noc Noc (Portugal), Dir. Luis F. Carvalho, Werner Marx, Rebecca Bogue, Ana Araujo
Giulio Cesare in Egitto Stand Moutier (Switzerland), Dir. Bruno Ravella
Penelope X! Macedonia National Opera & Ballet (Macedonia), Dir. Mia Theil Have