Lluc Castells, who was born in Barcelona, works as a set and costume designer for plays, operas, dance, musicals, circus and films. He has worked regularly with Àlex Ollé since 2009, on productions including Frankenstein and Le Grand Macabre at the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny at theTeatro Real in Madrid, Quartet at La Scala Milan, Enescu's Oedipe at the Royal Opera House Covent Carden in London, Un ballo in maschera at Opera Australia, Faust and Il trovatore at the Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Madama Butterfly at HOSH Opera in Australia, Pelléas et Mélisande at the Semperoper in Dresden, Norma at Covent Garden in London and La Bohème at the Teatro Regio in Turin. Most of these production were also seen internationally at theatres including the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, the Opéra National in Paris, Bolschoi in Moscow, English National Opera in London, the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, at the Festwochen in Vienna, the Holland Festival, the Megaron in Athens, in Lisbon, Lille and Buenos Aires. He recently designed the costumes for Mefistofele at the Opéra de Lyon (which was also performed at the Staatsoper in Stuttgart), L'histoire du soldat in Lyon and Lausanne and Turandot in Japan, all with Àlex Ollé. They worked in Frankfurt for the first time on a new La damoiselle élue / Jeanne d'Arc au bûcher double bill, which was followed by this production of Manon Lescaut. He designed the costumes for a new Carmen at the New National Theatre in Tokyo.