Costume Design & Construction
Photo Credit: Andrew James Thomas
December 18th/19th Opera Columbus's brand new production of TOSCA.
April 22nd/24th Opera Omaha's new production of EUGENE ONEGIN
Neil is a graduate of Boston University with an MFA in Costume Production, and additionally holds a Bachelors degree in History from Providence College. Fortin has most recently completed designing Opera Omaha's production of Mozart's The Abduction from the Seraglio and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee's production of Benjamin Britten's Turn of the Screw. Prior to that Fortin designed Boston Baroque's L'incoronazione di Poppea and Sondheim's The Frogs. Next on his roster Fortin is designing Eugene Onegin for Opera Omaha in 202. As an ongoing project Fortin is collaborating with his partner in forming ThomasFortinCreative a historical millinery company on Etsy. Fortin has also worked with the American Repertory Theater, the Huntington Theater Company, Pegasus Early Music Festival, Commonwealth Shakespeare, Actors Shakespeare Project, The Walnut Hill School, and the Metro Stage Company.
Fortin excels in period tailoring as well as corsetry and period dressmaking. Millinery and crafts work are also in his arsenal, with attention to period and light-handed detail. While Fortin enjoys costume production is he also facile at design work, and understands that the way clothing is constructed affects the design-driven outcome.
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