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Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan


Sylvia Taalsohn Nolan is the Resident Costume Designer at The Metropolitan Opera. She designed the costumes for Doug Varone’s Le Sacre du Printemps at The Met. In addition to opera, she has a special interest in designing for dance. Through affiliation with New York Theatre Ballet she has designed costumes for classical repertory including The Nutcracker, The Two Pigeons, The Firebird, Cinderella, and Le Carnaval, as well as original ballets: The Magic Rose (Henkel), Ghost Stories (Gillis), Trouble on the Line and The Elements of Style (Nash). She designed both their Keith Michael ballets: The Alice-in-Wonderland Follies and Mother GOOSE! Nolan re-created costumes for NYTB’s revivals of La Cachucha (Elssler), Annabel Lee (Skibine), La Malinche (Limón), An Eccentric Beauty Revisited, Terpsichore Explained (Waring),
Le Spectre de la Rose (Fokine), and Judgment of Paris (Tudor). She designed new costumes for the reconstructions of Fandango (Tudor), Les Mains Gauches (Tudor), Design for Strings (Taras) and the DeMille Celebration. Nolan has also designed for the choreographers H.T.Chen, Martha Connerton, Adrienne Dellas, Lou Fancher, Nicolo Fonte, Clove Gallilee, Patricia Nanon, Matthew Neenan, Marco Pelle, James Sutton, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, and Roy Tobias.