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Antony McDonald

Director & Designer

Royal Designer for Industry
Part of British Team of Designers who won the Golden Triga at the 2003  Prague Quadrenale  for Un Ballo in Maschera, Bregenz Festival, and in 1991 for the 1989 Royal Shakespeare Production of Hamlet.

Winner of Set Design Award, International Opera Awards 2013

The Golden Mask for best costume design in a musical production (Russia) for L'Enfant et Les Sortileges at the Bolshoi Moscow.

 

The Irish Times Best Costume design for Gerald Barry's opera 'The Importance of Being Earnest'

Work as Director and Designer
2018
Ariadne auf Naxos Scottish Opera and Opera Holland Park
   
2017  
Powder Her Face The Lyric, Belfast
Lohengrin Greek National Opera
Die Gezeichneten by Franz Schreker Opera St Gallen
2016  
Midsummer Night's Dream

Hyogo Performing Arts Centre, Kobbe, Japan

Choreographer: Lucy Burge

Rusalka (revival)

Scottish Opera

Associate Costume Designer: Gabrielle Dalton

Choreographer: Lucy Burge

2015
Tristan und Isolde Opera National du Rhin
Fiddler on the Roof

Performed at the BBC Promenade Concerts,

Royal Albert Hall and Grange Park Opera

Costume Designer. Gabrielle Dalton

Chor. Lucy Burge

Lighting: Lucy Carter

2014
Queen of Spades (revival)

Grange Park Opera

Lohengrin Polish National Opera
Lighting Des. Lucy Carter
2013
The Importance of Being Earnest NI Opera
L'Enfant et les Sortileges (Revival) Bolshoi Theatre. Moscow
Lohengrin Welsh National Opera co-production with Polish National Opera
Lighting Des. Lucy Carter
2012
L'Enfant et les Sortileges Bolshoi Theatre. Moscow
Queen of Spades Grange Park Opera
Chor. Lucy Burge
Gotterdammerung Nationale Reisopera
Associate Costume Designer: Gabrielle Dalton
Chor. Lucy Burge
2011
Rusalka (revival) Grange Park Opera
Associate Costume Designer: Gabrielle Dalton
Chor. Lucy Burge
Siegfried Nationale Reisopera
Associate Costume Des. Gabrielle Dalton
Chor. Lucy Burge
2010
Die Walkure Nationale Reisopera
Associate Costume Des. Gabrielle Dalton
Chor. Lucy Burge
Maria Stuarda

Opera North
Lighting Des. Lucy Carter

Chor. Lucy Burge

2009
Das Rheingold Nationale Resiopera
Associate Costume Des. Gabrielle Dalton
Chor. Lucy Burge

2008

Rusalka Grange Park Opera
Associate Costume Des. Gabrielle Dalton
Chor. Lucy Burge
Tsarevitch Sudostbayerisches Stadtetheater, Germany
Chor. Lucy Burge

1992 - 2006

Manon Nationale Reisopera
The Knot Garden Scottish Opera
Wonderful Town Grange Park Opera
Aida Scottish Opera
King Priam Nationale Reisopera, Netherlands
Aida Scottish Opera
The Makropolous Case Scottish Opera Go Round
Snatched by the Gods  
Broken Strings
by Param Vir
Scottish Opera



Samson and Dalila Scottish Opera
The Country Wife Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
The Nine Lives of Gertrude Stein Citizens Theatre, Glasgow
Escape at Sea Second Stride
The Birthday Party
Citizen’s Theatre, Glasgow
 
In collaboration with Richard Jones, Festivals 1999 - 2002 Co-director and Co-designer
Un Ballo in Maschera Bregenzer Festspiele – Lakeside Stage
Filmed by ORF
La Boheme Bregenzer Festspiele
Filmed by ORF (Austria) and NHK (Japan).
L’Enfant et les Sortileges  
Der Zwerg Garnier Theatre, Paris Opera
   
Work as Designer - Opera
2018
Idomeneo Zurich Opera, Dir. Frederick Wake Walker
La Finta Giardinera (revival) Glyndebourne, Dir. Frederick Wake Walker
2016  
The Marriage of Figaro

Opera La Scala, Milan

Dir. Frederick Wake Walker

2015  
Macbeth Theater St Gallen
Dir: Aron Stiehl
2014
La Finta Giardiniera Glyndebourne Festival
Dir. Frederic Wake-Walker
Lighting Des. Lucy Carter
2013
L'Enfant et les Sortileges Opera National de Paris
Dir. Richard Jones
Billy Budd Goteborgs Operan
Dir. Richard Jones
2012
Julietta English National Opera
Dir. Richard Jones
Prima Donna New York City Opera
Dir. Tim Albery
Makropolous Case Frankfurt Opera
Dir. Richard Jones
Giulietta Grand Theatre de Geneve
Dir. Richard Jones
L'Enfant Chor. Lucy Burge
2011
Eugene Onegin LA Opera
Dir. Robert Carsen
Billy Budd De Nederlandse Opera
Dir. Richard Jones
The Cunning Little Vixen (revival) De Nederlandse Opera
Dir. Richard Jones

2010

Prima Donna Sadlers Wells & The Elgin Theatre, Toronto
Luminato Festival
Dir. Tim Albery
The Gambler Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Dir. Richard Jones
2009
Prima Donna World Premiere Manchester International Festival
Dir. Daniel Kramer
Costume Supervisor: Gabrielle Dalton
2008
Eugene Onegin (revival) Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
2007
Billy Budd Frankfurt Opera
Dir. Richard Jones
The Magic Flute Hyogo Centre for the Performing Arts, Japan
Dir. Emmanuelle Bastet
2000 - 2006
The Cunning Little Vixen Nederlandse Opera
Dir. Richard Jones
Eugene Onegin Royal Opera House, Covent Garden & Helsinki Co-production
Dir. Stephen Pimlott
Giulietta (revival) Paris Opera at the Bastille
Dir. Richard Jones
Manon Lescaut Vienna Staatsoper
Dir. Robert Carsen
Pelleas et Melisande Munich Festival
Beatrice and Benedict Santa Fe Opera Festival
Orlando (revival) Ravenna Festival
Midsummer Night's Dream (revival) Metropolitan Opera, New York
Orlando (revival) Flanders Opera
Beatrice and Benedict Nederlandse Opera
Dir. Tim Albery
Jenufa (revival) Nederlandse Opera
Dir. Richard Jones
Acis & Galatea/Dido & Aeneas Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich
The Merry Widow Metropolitan Opera, New York
Dir. Tim Albery
Pelleas et Melisande English National Opera; Opera North (revival); Flanders Opera (2001)
Dir. Richard Jones
Jenufa Lyric Opera, Chicago
One Touch of Venus

Opera North

Dir. Tim Albery

1990 - 1998
Beatrice and Benedict Santa Fe Opera
Dir. Tim Albery
Jenufa Nederlandse Opera
Dir. Richard Jones
Cherubin (revival) Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Dir. Tim Albery
A Midsummer Night's Dream Metropolitan Opera, New York
Dir. Tim Albery
Ariadne auf Naxos Munich
Dir. Tim Albery
Nabucco Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Pelleas et Melisande Minnesota
Orlando Montpelier & BAM, USA
Dir. Robert Carsen
Nabucco Welsh National Opera
Dir. Tim Albery. Filmed by BBC Television
Figaro (revival) Sydney Opera House
Orlando (revival) Flanders Opera
Cherubin Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Dir. Tim Albery
Francesca di Rimini Bregenzer Festspiele (Indoor stage)
Dir. Robert Fortune
Orlando Champs Elysees, Paris & Caen
Orlando Festival D'Aix en Provence
Dir. Robert Carsen
The Marriage of Figaro Sydney Opera House
Dir. Tim Albery
Benvenuto Cellini Nederlandse Opera
Dir. Tim Albery; Co-design with Tom Cairns
Billy Budd English National Opera
Dir. Tim Albery. Filmed by BBC Television; Co-design with Tom Cairns
Beatrice and Benedict English National Opera
Dir. Tim Albery; Co-design with Tom Cairns
Les Troyens Scottish Opera & Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
1983 - 1989
Les Troyens Opera Nice
Midsummer Marriage Scottish Opera. Co-design with Tom Cairns
Billy Budd English National Opera
Dir. Tim Albery; Co-design with Tom Cairns
Les Troyens Opera North & Welsh National Opera.
Dir. Tim Albery; Co-design with Tom Cairns
Orlando Scottish Opera
Midsummer Marriage Opera North
Dir. Tim Albery; Co-design with Tom Cairns  
Daughter of the Regiment Belfast Opera
Turn of The Screw Batigniano Festival, Italy
Work as Designer - Theatre
2015

Bakkhai

a new version by Anne Carson

Almeida Theatre
Dir: James MacDonald
2003
Nathan the Wise by Lessing Chichester Festival Theatre
Dir. Stephen Pimlott
Private Lives Citizen's Theatre, Glasgow
1990 - 1999

Our Late Night

by Wallace Shawn

Royal Court Theatre
Dir. Caryl Churchill
Wallenstein Royal Shakespeare Company
Dir. Tim Albery
Black Snow American Repertory Theatre, Boston
Dir. Richard Jones  
Seagull American Repertory Theatre, Boston
Dir. Ron Daniels
Hamlet American Repertory Theatre, Boston
Dir. Ron Daniels
Richard II Royal Shakespeare Company
Dir. Ron Daniels

Mad Forest

by Caryl Churchill

Central School of Speech & Drama; Tour Romania
Berenice National Theatre
Dir. Tim Albery
1981- 1989
As You Like It Old Vic Theatre
Dir. Tim Albery
Mary Stuart by Schiller Greenwich Theatre
Dir, Tim Albery
Hamlet Royal Shakespeare Company
Dir. Ron Daniels
Streetcar Named Desire Sheffield
Dir. Tim Albery
Les Liaisons Dangereuses The Gate Theatre, Dublin
Dir. Ben Barnes
Princess of Cleves ICA, London
Royal Shakespeare Company
Dir. Ron Daniels
Hedda Gabler Almeida Theatre
Dir. Tim Albery
Mrs Gauguin Almeida Theatre
Dir. Tim Albery
Tom and Viv Royal Court Theatre
Under Western Eyes RO Theatre, Rotterdam
Dir. Tim Albery
Secret Garden ICA and Mickery Amsterdam
Dir. Tim Albery
Insignificance Royal Court Theatre
Dir. Les Waters
War Crimes ICA
 
Work as Director/Designer - Dance
1993
Escape at Sea Second Stride
Chors Ian Spink & Ashley Page
 
Work as Designer - Dance
2014
Ein Reigen Vienna State Ballet at the Volksoper
Chor. Ashley Page
2012
The Nutcracker Scottish Ballet
Chor. Ashley Page
2011
Alice in Wonderland Scottish Ballet
Chor. Ashley Page
2010
Art of Touch (costumes) Rambert Dance Company
Chor. Siobhan Davies
2000-2009
Carmen Scottish Ballet
Pennies from Heaven Scottish Ballet
Carnival of The Animals Rambert
Sleeping Beauty Scottish Ballet
Chor. Ashley Page
Cinderella Scottish Ballet
Chor. Ashley Page
Tragedy of Fashion Rambert Dance
Chor. Ian Spink
Nutcracker Scottish Ballet
Chor. Ashley Page
Hidden Variables Scottish Ballet
Chor. Ashley Page
Manoeuvre English National Ballet
Chor. Patrick Lewis
Of Oil and Water Siobhan Davies
1991 - 1999
Hidden Variables by Colin Matthews Royal Ballet, Opening dance Programme New House, ROH
Chor. Ashley Page
Fearful Symmetries (revival) Royal Ballet
Chor. Ashley Page
Ebony Concerto Royal Ballet
Chor. Ashley Page
Now Languorous, Now Wild Royal Ballet
Chor. Ashley Page
Badenheim Second Stride
Chor. Ian Spink
Fearful Symmetries Royal Ballet
Chor. Ashley Page
1995 Olivier Award for Dance
The Glass Blew In Siobhan Davies Dance Co.
Wanting to Tell Stories Siobhan Davies Dance Co.
Why Things Happen Second Stride
White Bird Featherless Siobhan Davies Dance Co.
Filmed by BBC Television
Lives of the Great Poisoners Second Stride
1980 - 1989
Heaven Ablaze Second Stride
Filmed by BBC Television
Fugue Second Stride
Filmed by Channel 4
Weighing the Heart Second Stride
1988 Olivier Award for Dance
Mercure Rambert Dance
Bosendorfer Waltzes Second Stride
Further and Further into the Night Second Stride
Canso Trobar Carnival London Contemporary Dance
Chor. Christopher Bannerman
New Tactics Second Stride
Chor. Ian Spink, with Tim Albery
Dances from the Kingdom of Pagodas Royal Danish Ballet
Chor. Richard Alston
There is no Other Woman Second Stride
Some Fugues Ian Spink Group
Chor. Ian Spink
Something to Tell London Contemporary Dance
Chor. Siobhan Davies

Press

Die Gezeichneter at theatre St Gallen, Switzerland "The staging of Antony McDonald gives the demanding, intricate material a more ornamental stamp, thus giving the grandiose music of Schreker a lot of space to unfold." (Tablatt)

 

 

 

Powder Her Face at the Lyric, Belfast

"and the best, I think, not least because the director, Antony McDonald, brought such a light touch to the gathering bleakness of the nymphomaniac Dutchess's downfall"

(The Times *****)

 

"Breathtakingly good in every respect"

"Antony McDonald directs and designs a handsome staging that is equally assured, handling the notoriously graphic sex scenes with bravado and striking just the right balance between dirty farce, cool artifice and human tragedy throughout."

(The Telegraph *****)

 

La Finta giardiniera (Glyndebourne)

Antony McDonald's set is the delicate, shabby-chic rococo drawing room....where people can behave differently.

***** Classical and Opera Review

....a thoughfully stylish stagin, elegantly set by Antony McDonald in a rococo salon.

The Telegraph

...played in a stately drawing room (Antony McDonald's ingeniously paper-thin sets) that gradually falls apart....

The Times

...Antony McDonald's beautifully designed replica of an 18th century pleasure palace...

The Arts Desk

The Queen of Spades (Grange Park Opera)
Much of the credit goes to McDonald, a director-designer inexplicably overlooked by the main London companies. His ingenious turntable set and late 19th century costumes capture the atmosphere of imperial St Petersburg
Financial Times

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