About Bonnie Kruger
Bonnie Kruger is Professor of the Practice and Costume Director for Washington University. She holds an MFA from the University of Illinois and has designed costumes for over 200 productions in theatre, opera, dance and film for companies throughout the United States and Europe.
Her principal research interest is in the reconstruction of Baroque opera costume designs for which she has lectured and been recognized as a specialist, largely as a result of her work with the Goettingen Handel Festival where she designed costumes for 20 years.
In addition to teaching costume design and construction, millinery, makeup, period style and design history at Washington University, she has collaborated with Liz Claire on a Design and Dance program called MADE in France that has its inaugural year in the summer of 2008 and continues to the present.
Most recently she co-authored a monograph with Holly Poe Durbin called: The Designs of Ann Roth. It is the tenth book in USITT's ongoing series on America's best theatrical designers and documents Oscar and Tony winning costume designer Ann Roth's 50-year career costuming Broadway and Hollywood, with more than 100 photographs and renderings. It includes a foreword by Roth’s late friend and collaborator, Director Mike Nichols.
International and National Baroque Opera Reconstructions and Feature Films
Costume Renderings and Production Photos Published
Orlando G.F. Händel, FestspielOrchester Göttingen, Nicholas McGegan conductor
Cover and interior photos of William Towers and other singers in costume from the Gottingen production, 2009.
OPERA, Composers, Works, Performers, eds. Andras Batta and Sigrid Neef (Konemann, Verlaggesellschaft mbH, Cologne: English edition, 2000. pp 204-205.
OPERA, Komponisten, Werke, Interpreten, eds. Andras Batta and Sigrid Neef (Konemann, Verlaggesellschaft mbH, Cologne: 1999. pp. 204-205.
OPERA, An Illustrated Historical Overview, ed. Johannes Jansen [translated by Marion Kleinschmidt], Barrons Educational Services, NY: 1998, pg. 58.
Orlando, G.F. Handel, Cover Photo of William Towers in costume, NDR Kultur, Festspiel Orchester Göttingen, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor. 2009.
Serse, G.F. Handel,, The Hannover Band, Nicholas McGegan, Conductor. Photos and renderings are on the interior booklet, 1999.
Arianna in Creta. G.F. Handel.(HWV 32, London 1734). Göttingen Handel Festival recording. (3 CDs 1999). Cover and interior photos of singers in costume and renderings are within book, 1999.
Ariodante; G.F.Handel, Cover Photo of Lorraine Hunt in costume, Harmonia Mundi USA; Freiburger Barockorchester; Nicholas McGegan, conductor Winner, 1996 Gramophone "Record of the Year" 1995
Giustino; G. F. Handel, Costume Renderings within interior book.Harmonia Mundi USA; Freiburger Barockorchester; Nicholas McGegan, conductor, 1994.
Radamisto; G. F. Handel, Cover Photos of 3 Characters in costume from production in Gottingen. Harmonia Mundi USA, Freiburger Barockorchester; Nicholas McGegan, conductor, 1993.
Ottone; G. F. Handel, Costume Renderings within interior book. Harmonia Mundi USA; Freiburger Barockorchester; Nicholas McGegan, conductor, 1992.
Agrippina. (HWV 6, Venice 1709-10). Harmonia Mundi HMC 907063/65 (3 CDs, 1992). Nicholas McGegan, conductor, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra. Costume Renderings within interior book. 1992.