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Molly Irelan

About this Artist

Molly Irelan is a Los Angeles based Costume Designer. She prides herself on a holistic approach to her work and is formally trained in the history and construction of garments as well as costume design. Molly holds a Bachelor’s degree in Costume History and Design from the University of Redlands (2010), an Associate degree in Fashion Design from the Art Institute of Portland (2012), and a Master’s in Costume Design from the UCLA (2016).

Molly has designed operas Elixir D’Amour (2017), Il Due Figaro (2018), and Cold Mountain (2019) at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, Amadigi (2016), Orphée (2020) at UCLA, Rev 23 (2020) at Prototype Festival, and the pulitzer prize winning p r i s m (2018) in Los Angeles, New York, Sao Paolo Brazil, and the Kennedy Center.

For screen Molly designed the opera miniseries desert in (2021) and feature Mirror Flores (2021). In 2022 she designed La Clemenza di Tito at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, The Tragedy of Carmen at Velaa Island in the Maldives, The Central Park Five at Long Beach Opera, Onegin at Music Academy of the West, and Il Due Figaro at The Handel and Haydn Society in Boston. Most recently, Molly designed the world premiere of Kate Soper’s The Romance of the Rose (2023) as well as The Feast (2023), a collaboration between Long Beach Opera and Martha Graham Dance Company.