Claire Blake is an Irish costume designer & music theatre director based in Vienna, Austria. Trained in Performance Costume Design at Edinburgh College of Art, she completed a Masters in Performance Design and Practice at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, London concentrating on experimental music theatre work. She relocated to Vienna in 2013 to further her career within the diverse operatic and theatre world found there.
Her work experience includes working for Theater an der Wien, Salzburger Festspiele, Volkstheater, Wiener Taschenoper, Sirene Operntheater, Bahamut Productions, Jeunesse, Metafilm, Bahamut Productions, Scottish Opera, the Edinburgh Fringe, Traverse and Lyceum in Edinburgh.
She has participated in festivals such as the Prague Quadrennial, Hack the Barbican and the Tête à Tête Opera Festival. Her music theatre work has been shown in London, Vienna and Athens. Her costume work has been toured internationally, and can be seen regularly at Dschungel Wien, Wiener Konzerthaus, and most recently at Bronski & Grünberg.
She continues to work in opera, theatre and film.