Emma Ryott


Emma Ryott is from England and works internationally as a costume and set designer. She has been collaborating with Christian Spuck in the fields of ballet and opera since 2003.

Their shared ballet projects include Monteverdi, Das Mädchen mit den Schwefelhölzern,Winterreise, Messa da Requiem, Anna Karenina, and Romeo and Juliet in Zurich, Lulu. Eine Monstretragödie and Das Fräulein von S. in Stuttgart, Woyzeck in Oslo and Zurich, Leonce and Lena in Montreal, Stuttgart, Zurich, and Prague, Der Sandmann in Stuttgart and Zurich, as well as The Return of Ulysses in Antwerp. In opera, she collaborated on The Flying Dutchman and La Damnation de Faust at the Deutsche Oper Berlin, Falstaff in Wiesbaden, and Orfeo ed Euridice in Stuttgart. Other opera productions for which she designed costumes included Mathis der Maler at the Theater an der Wien, Manon Lescaut at the English National Opera, Otello at the Salzburg Festival, La Damnation de Faust and The Great Gatsby at the Semperoper Dresden, Marco Polo at the Opera Guangzhou, Das Rheingold and Die Walküre at the Longborough Festival, La Bohème at the Copenhagen Opera Festival, Roméo et Juliette in Malmö and at the Savonlinna Opera Festival, as well as Orpheus at the Opéra du Rhin.

In the field of theater, Emma Ryott designed costumes for The Heart of Robin Hood at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Toronto (earning the Elliot Norton Award), for Tom Stoppard's Rock'n Roll in London's West End and on Broadway, as well as a Chekhov Trilogy (directed by Jonathan Kent) at the National Theatre in London.

For the New Year's Concert of the Vienna Philharmonic, broadcast worldwide by ORF, Emma Ryott designed costumes for the ballet performance in 2020 and 2022. Additional ballet projects included Cinderella at the Finnish National Ballet, as well as Christian Spuck's Orlando and Yuri Possokhov's The Seagull at the Moscow Bolshoi Theater.