Gideon Davey

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Designer

Awards

2015 Austrian Music Theatre Award - Designer of the Year

2015 Golden Mask Awards Cosi Fan Tutte (Bolshoi Theatre, Russia) Nominated for Best Opera Production

2005 Costume Designer of the Year award for the Munich production of The Return of Ulysses

Nominations
1991 Linbury Prize finalist

 

 


Gideon is a set and costume designer working internationally across theatre, opera and dance. Gideon trained at Nottingham Polytechnic. 


The Cunning Little Vixen - Opera National du Rhin
The hilly decor of Gideon Davey follows the cycle of nature with its leaves in Act 1, the snow in Act 2, the green grass in Act 3 ; it allows all the sliding and diving into holes, but also suggests a whole poetic universe. In between anthropomorphism and realism, the animal costumes suggest foxes and the backyard without using masks; this is a virtuoso to be savoured, and is especially touching. The look is neither too sentimental nor too ironic.

Gallery


2018

Production

Company

Maria Stuarde Opera Zurich, Dir. David Alden
Idomeneo Opera Zurich, Dir. Jetske Mijnssen Costume Des. Dieuweke Van Reij
Lohengrin The Royal Opera House, London, Dir. David Alden
Lohengrin Vlaanderen Opera & Ballet, Dir. David Alden
Hansel und Gretel Opera Zurich, Dir. Robert Carsen

2017

Production

Company

Wozzeck Teater an der Wien, Austria, Dir. Robert Carsen
Eugen Onegin Oper Graz, Dir. Jetske Mijnssen, Costume Des. Dieuweke Van Reij
Loreley Theatre St. Gallen, Dir. David Alden
Alcina Santa fe Opera, Dir. David Alden
Semele Basisches Staats Theatre, Germany, Dir. Floris Visser

2016

Production

Company

Aggripina Teater an der Wien (Austria), Dir. Robert Carsen
The Cunning Little Vixen Turin, Dir. Robert Carsen
Orfeo by Luigi Rossi Opera National de Lorraine & Versailles, Dir. Jetske Mijnssen
Wizard of Oz by Valtinoni Zurich, Dir. Floris Visser

2015

Production

Company

Queen of Spades English National Opera, Dir. David Alden
L'Orentea by Antonio Cesti Frankfurt Opera (Germany), Dir. Walter Sutcliffe
Alcina Teatro Real Madrid, Dir. David Alden

2014

Production

Company

The Canterville Ghost (Revival) Komische Oper (Berlin), Dir. Jasmine Hadziahmetovic
The Cunning Little Vixen Opera de Lille, Dir. Robert Carsen
Rinaldo (Revival) Glyndebourne Festival Opera, Dir. Robert Carsen
Platee Opera Comique, Paris & Theater an der Wien, Austria, Dir. Robert Carsen
Luisa Miller Hamburg State Opera, Dir. Andreas Homoki
Cosi fan Tutte Bolshoi State Theatre (Moscow), Dir. Floris Visser
Robin Hood (Revival) Opernhaus Zurich