Antony McDonald Director


A Royal Designer for Industry, Director and designer Antony McDonald is working internationally across theatre, opera and dance fields. He is part of the British Team of Designers who won the Golden Triga at the Prague Quadrennial for Un Ballo in Maschera (Bregenz), and in 1991 for the 1989 Royal Shakespeare Production of Hamlet. He is also the 2013 Winner of the International Opera Awards in the ‘Set Design Award’ category.

In 2023, he was nominated for the Olivier Award for ‘Outstanding Achievement in Opera’ for his Alcina design staged at the Royal Opera House. He has worked on many performances as a director and designer, including Alice's Adventures Under Ground, Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Hänsel et Gretel at Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Werther at Bergen National Opera, On the Town, A Midsummer Night's Dream at Hyogo Performing Arts Centre, Japan, Lohengrin at Welsh National Opera, Polish National Opera and Greek National Opera, Die Gezeichneten in Saint-Gall, the Ring, Manon, King Priam at Dutch National Opera, Ariadne auf Naxos, Rusalka, The Knot Garden, Aida, Samson et Dalila at Scottish Opera, Tristan et Isolde at Opéra national du Rhin, Powder Her Face and The Importance of Being Earnest at Northern Ireland Opera. He also designed the sets and costumes for Alcina and Apollo & Daphne – Phaedra – Frankenstein!! at Royal Opera House, Raymonda with the Finnish National Ballet and English National Ballet, Gianni Schicchi with Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, Katiá Kabanová at Royal Opera House and in Rome, La finta giardiniera in Glyndebourne and Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Alice, Cendrillon, Sleeping Beauty,The Nutcracker with the Scottish Ballet, and the costumes for Madama Butterfly at the Bregenz Festival.

At the Paris Opera: sets and costumes – Le Nain / L’Enfant et les sortilèges, 1998 ; Juliette ou la clé des songes, 2002

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