This is Frankfurt born Raphaela Rose's first opera. She has been working as a freelance costume designer since the middle of 2015 with, amongst others, Jürgen Kruse, Ersan Mondtag and Oliver Reese. Forthcoming projects include Die letzte Station/The Last Station with Ersan Mondtag, at the Berliner Ensemble. Before going freelance she spent three years working as a costume assistant at Schauspiel Frankfurt, where she designed her first costumes for, amongst others, Sebastien Jacobi, Florian Fiedler, Alexander Eisenach and the Canadian choreographer Dave St. Pierre. Before studying fashion design in Trier from 2008 - 2013 she worked as an assistant in fashion and set design in New York. In 2011 she took part in the Ethical Fashion Show in Paris, as the winner of the Hessen Prize for Sustainability. After completing her studies she qualified as a professional tailor for ladies wear and some of her designs were shown during the Berlin Fashion Week.