I can’t remember a period of my life that I didn’t make dresses or costumes. From an early age the passion for costumes led me to the theatre, inside this magical world full of tutus, historical costumes and incredible stories. I grew up inside the theatre as a professional dancer for ten years, then as an opera singer and from 2015 as a costume designer. But in my life, in every production that I did as an artist, I always thought about the costumes and I worked to do some beautiful and expressive things.

When you LOVE your job, it becomes a LIFESTYLE


OTELLO (G.Verdi) – Director Allex Aguilera
2024 Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre

DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE (W.A.Mozart) – semi-staged,
2023 Teatro Politeama Garibaldi di Palermo

RIGOLETTO (G.Verdi) – Director Jean-Louis Grinda,
2023 Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre

NABUCCO (G.Verdi) – Director Enrico Stinchelli,
2022 Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre

TOSCA (G.Puccini) – Director Giancarlo Del Monaco,
2019 Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre

WERTHER (J.Massenet) – Director Joseph Franconi Lee,
2018 Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre

SIMON BOCCANEGRA (G.Verdi) – Director Alfonso Signorini,
2018 Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA (P.Mascagni) – Director Victor Garcia Sierra,
2017 Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre, revival in 2018 and 2021.

LA TRAVIATA (G.Verdi) – Director Laurent Gerber,
2022 Dubai Opera
2017 Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre, revival in 2018, 2019 and 2021.

CARMEN (G.Bizet) – Director Antoniu Zamfir,
2015 Sejong Center for the Permorming Arts, Seoul.


Born in Barcelona, Ester Martín embodies passion for the art of design, founded on a solid family tradition in the sartorial sector. From her training in the world of ballet and classical music to her studies in Engineering in Industrial Design at Pompeu Fabra University, Ester has woven a singular tapestry fusing all this knowledge to create a unique and peerless creative framework.

Ester studied Fashion and patterns at the IDEP school in Barcelona and immediately after got selected for the prestigious “Sarti dello Spettacolo” course at the Accademia Teatro alla Scala. Ester perfected her skills at the Atelier Flou – Palais Garnier de l’Opéra National de Paris, collaborating in several productions such as “La Bayadere”, “Le Rouge et le Noir”, “Mayerling” or “Raymonda”. Her sewing skills were enriched by studying hand embroidery at the renowned Ecole Lesage in Paris.

Ester has played the leading role of Head of Production for the Opéra National de Paris for the productions of “Don Quichotte” and “Giselle”, bringing her vision and experience at the highest level.

She appeared as a costume designer at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Korea with “Carmen” and subsequently established a long-lasting collaboration with the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre. From “La Traviata” to “Rigoletto”, her creations have been acclaimed for their fusion of classical aesthetics with originality and creativity, as well as rigor and quality of detail. This led her to collaborate with such important stage directors as Jean-Louis Grinda, Laurent Gerber, Alfonso Signorini, Joseph Franconi Lee, Enrico Stinchelli or Giancarlo Del Monaco.

Her most recent creations include “Rigoletto” under the direction of Jean-Louis Grinda at the Tbilisi Opera and Ballet State Theatre in co-production with the Monte Carlo Opera, and “Die Zauberflöte” semi-staged at the Teatro Politeama Garibaldi di Palermo.

Among her repertoire also include “Carmen”, “La Traviata”, “Cavalleria Rusticana”, “Simon Boccanegra”, “Werther”, “Tosca”, “Nabucco”, “Rigoletto”, “Die Zauberflõte”, “Norma”, “Otello” and “La Navarraise”.

Link to Ester Martin’s page on OperaBase