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Netia Jones

Director & Video Artist


Netia Jones is the director of Transition, the critically acclaimed multimedia performance group and Lightmap, a mixed media partnership working in video, film, performance and installation.


2013 - Nominated for a South Bank Sky Arts Award (Where the Wild Things Are)


The Magic Flute Garsington Opera, Oxford
A Midsummer Night's Dream

Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings

Handel's Messiah Bergen National Opera, Norway
The Dark Mirror - Zender's Winterreise Pert Festival, Australia
The Dark Mirror

National Taichung Theatre, Taiwan

Verklarte Nacht/Erwartung Bergen Nasjonal Opera
The Dark Mirror - Zender's Winterreise Barbican
Verklarte Nacht Paris Chamber Orchestra
Stirrings Still Happy Days International Beckett Festival
Atthis by Georg Haas Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Alice in Wonderland by Unsuk Chin

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Barbican, London

Les Illuminations Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
Curlew River USA Tour of New York, North Carolina and California
LA Philharmonic Opening Gala

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gala to celebrate the music of John Williams

Verklarte Nacht Gavle Concert Hall, Sweden
Verklarte Nacht

Musikkollegium, Winterthur

A Living Thing - The 10th Anniversary Gala for the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA

(A celebration of the work of architect Frank Gehry, designer of the Walt Disney Concert Hall)

Curlew River St Giles Cripplegate, Barbican, London

Marco Polo

by Tan Dun

Bergen National Opera

Inverno In-Ver

by Niccolo Castiglioni

New World Symphony, Florida


Kafka Fragments

by György Kurtág

Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden


Landmarks London Sinfonietta
Les Illuminations Scottish Ensemble
Higglety Pigglety Pop! Boston Symphony Orchestra/Tanglewood
Where the Wild Things Are / Higglety Pigglety Pop! Aldeburgh Festival / Barbican, London

Mother Goose Suite

by Ravel
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Where the Wild Things Are / Higglety Pigglety Pop!

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Before Life and After
by Britten

Aldeburgh Festival/Cheltenham Festival


O Let Me Weep Opera North, Light Night
The Seafarer Festival of Britain, South Bank
Everlasting Light Aldeburgh Festival

Musica Ricercata/Études

by György Ligeti

Transition, Kings Place

Verklärte Nacht

Manchester Camerata


Oh My Days!

by Jacopo Peri

Transition, Kings Place
La Voix Humaine Transition, Kings Place

Before Life and After

by Britten
Transition, Kings Place

The Way to The Sea
by Britten

Aldeburgh Festival
Site Specific installation around Thorpness with concert performances



by Luciano Berio

Transition, Kings Place

Leçons de Ténèbres

by François Couperin

Transition, Kings Place

Pierrot Lunaire

by Schoenberg

Transition, Kings Place

Recollections of My Childhood

by Stravinsky

Transition, Kings Place

Correa nel Seno Amato

by Scarlatti

Transition, Kings Place


by Bartók

Transition, Kings Place

In Darkness Let Me Dwell

by John Dowland 

Transition, Kings Place

Recollections of My Childhood

by Stravinsky
Transition, Wiltons Music Hall
La Voix Humaine Opera North Projects
Venus and Adonis Transition, Wiltons Music Hall

Apollo & Dafne

Transition, Lincoln's Inn



by Bartók

Transition, Wiltons Music Hall
Acis and Galatea Transition, Wiltons Music Hall

In Darkness Let Me Dwell

by John Dowland

Transition, Wiltons Music Hall

Pierrot Lunaire

by Schoenberg

Transition, Wiltons Music Hall
Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno
(Handel Transition)
2002 - 2007 Early Opera Company


by Arne

Royal Opera House, Linbury Theatre
Partenope Royal Opera House, Linbury Theatre
Ariodante Early Opera Company
Alcina Early Opera Company
Orlando Early Opera Company
Flavio Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank & Tours
Susanna Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank & Tours

Fanferlizzy Sunnyfeet - UK Premiere

by Kurt Schwertsik

Broomhill Opera
Acis, Galatea e Polifemo Batignano Opera Festival, Italy
Barber of Seville British Youth Opera, Peacock Theatre
Mazeppa UCL Opera, Bloomsbury Theatre


The Dark Mirror

"It's elegant, inventive, a haunting take on alienation, and Jones stokes rather than smothers our imagination."

Financial Times *****

"Netia Jones's meticulous and fearless staging ... it could not be done better."


"an enthralling tribute to Schubert's genius"


Stirrings Still

Directed with pitch-perfect precision by Netia Jones New York Times

Netia Jones took an old man's prose tale and transformed it into an elusive but harrowing moment of theatre.  Inner turmoil was separated from outer stillness by the masterful Ian McElhinney, whose physical rendition was played out to his own recorded narration.  The day I saw it there were buckets to catch the rain. Perfect.

Whats on Stage

Capturing Beckett's vision of humanity - lost, trapped, alienated - so powerfully yet minimalistically. Independent

 Atthis (ROH)

'An extraordinary fusion of sound and vision


A gorgeous play of music and emotion based on the erotic love poetry of Sappho ... painting with the endlessly flexible canvas of video - used here as an extension of the shadow-play of her lighting.  Jones is a natural visual counterpart to Haas, whose microtonal music occupies the same range of shifting, incremental textures.

The Arts Desk


Jones' production resonates perfectly with the score, whilst never overplaying its hand.


Unsuk Chin's Alice (Barbican)

**** The Independent

With the ever-fertile muscial imagination of Unsuk Chin, and with Netia Jones' characteristically brilliant meld of projected graphics and live action; with pen-and-ink-blot drawings by veteran cartoonist Ralph Steadman, and with a libretto-on-speed by the prolific David Henry Hwang, this opera on Lewis Carroll's evergreen fable was a show of all the talents.
The Independent

Netia Jones' suggestive multimedia staging - part video, part cartoon, a spur to one's imagination.
Financial Times

Jones' presentation was clever.
Sunday Times

Curlew River (Barbican
The Guardian *****
Telegraph *****
Financial Times *****
Netia Jones's outstanding new production for the Barbican Britten season places that frontier, the river, right down the length of the nave of St Giles Cripplegate, in one of the many striking video projections that have become her imaginative trademark.' The Guardian

Kafka Fragments (Linbury ROH)
Jones believes that although this work has no ‘story’ it does have a structure, and she has realised this with compelling force, . The space may be ‘empty’, but it’s filled with the most intense drama as Jones’s light-show interacts with voice, body, and violin. Sometimes Booth seems to be floating in a sea of flowing calligraphy, sometimes she’s wrapped in delicately rustling foliage, or pinioned by hard shafts of light...
The Independent

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