Antony McDonald

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Director & Designer

Awards


2013 Winner of Set Design Award, International Opera Awards

2013 The Irish Times Best Costume design for Gerald Barry's opera The Importance of Being Earnest.

2014 The Golden Mask for best costume design in a musical production (Russia) for L'Enfant et Les Sortileges at the Bolshoi Moscow. 

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

 


Antony is a multi-award winning Designer and Director working internationally across theatre, opera and dance. Antony is a Royal Designer for Industry


Ariadne auf Naxos - Opera Holland Park
...along with everything else in this stylish, beautifully sung and finely acted production, has an irresistible logic, carrying even the most difficult aspects of a dramatically compromised but always ravishing-to-hear operatic hybrid. There’s probably never going to be a perfectly-cast Ariadne in the opera house, but this comes closer than any I’ve ever seen live...
— ★★★★★The Arts Desk
Powder Her Face - Nevill Holt Opera
McDonald’s slick production gets that mix of sleazy farce and caricature just about spot on, and even if he cannot put real heart into a work that parades its heartlessness, he does manage to squeeze some poignancy from the final scene…
— ★★★★ The Guardian

Gallery

2018

Production

Company

Ariadne auf Naxos Scottish Opera & Opera Holland Park, Chor. Lucy Burge
Powder Her Face Irish National Opera, Lighting Des. Fabiana Piccioli, Chor. Lucy Burge
La finta giardiniera Teatro Alla Scala (Italy), Lighting Des. Lucy Carter
Hansel and Gretel The Royal Opera House, Chor. Lucy Burge, Lighting Des. Lucy Carter

2017

Production

Company

Powder Her Face The Lyric (Belfast)
Lohengrin Greek National Opera, Lighting Des. Lucy Carter, Chor. Lucy Burge
Die Gezeichneten by Franz Schreker Opera St Gallen (Switzerland)

2016

Production

Company

Midsummer Night's Dream Hyogo Performing Arts Centre (Japan), Chor. Lucy Burge
Rusalka (revival) Scottish Opera, Associate Costume Des. Gabrielle Dalton, Chor. Lucy Burge

2015

Production

Company

Tristan und Isolde Opera National du Rhin
Fiddler on the Roof Performed at the BBC Promenade Concerts, Royal Albert Hall & Grange Park Opera, Costume Des. Gabrielle Dalton, Chor. Lucy Burge Lighting Des. Lucy Carter

2014

Production

Company

Queen of Spades Grange Park Opera
Lohengrin Polish National Opera, Lighting Des. Lucy Carter
La finta giardiniera Glyndebourne (UK), Lighting Des. Lucy Carter

2013

Production

Company

The Importance of Being Earnest Northern Ireland Opera
L'Enfant et les Sortileges (Revival) Bolshoi Theatre (Moscow)
Lohengrin Welsh National Opera co-prod. with Polish National Opera, Lighting Des. Lucy Carter