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Leslie Travers

LESLEY TRAVERS

Set & Costume

Leslie trained at the Wimbledon School of Art.

His opera designs include: Don Carlos (Grange Park Opera); Pleasure (Opera North); I Puritani (Welsh National Opera/Den Jyske Opera;Elysium (Den Norske Opera); The Haunted Manor(Polish National Opera, Teatr Wielki); Salome (Santa Fe Opera); Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Opera Holland Park @ The Linbury, ROH); La Bohème (Malmö Opera); Grimes on the Beach (Aldeburgh Music); Albert Herring (Opera North); Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Opera Holland Park); L’elisir d’amore (Opera Holland Park); Tannhäuser (Estonian National Opera); Otello (Scottish Opera/Opera North); Don Giovanni (Garsington Opera); Giulio Cesare (Opera North); Jenufa (Malmö Opera, Sweden); The Merry Widow (Opera Australia/Opera North); Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Malmö Opera, Sweden); Roméo et Juliette (Opera Ireland); L’arbore di Diana (Palau de les Arts Reina Sophia, Valencia); The Children’s Crusade (Luminato Festival, Toronto); Véronique (Buxton); I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Opera North/Opera Australia); The Fortunes of King Croesus (Opera North/Minnesota Opera); Iolanta/Gianni Schicchi (RAM); Le Nozze de Figaro (Graz Opera – Ring Award 2005); Hans Heiling (Opéra du Rhin – European Opera Prize)

Theatre designs include: Rebecca (Kneehigh/David Pugh Ltd); Twelfth Night (Chichester Festival Theatre); The Duchess of Malfi (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Streets of Rage (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Silent Cry (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Persian Revolution (Lyric Hammersmith); The Man with Two Gaffers (York Theatre Royal); Veriete (Lindsay Kemp Company, World Tour)

Dance and ballet designs include: Cinderella, Le Corsaire, The Nutcracker and Swan Lake (K-ballet, Japan – Asahi Award 2006 for Nutcracker, and 2005 for Swan Lake); Some? (Space 211, Paris); Cinderella (National Ballet of Portugal); The Lark Ascending (English National Ballet).

Current work: Billy Budd (Opera North, Nederlandse Reisopera); The Marriage of Figaro (Kansas City Opera/Opera Philadelphia/San Diego Opera); Fiddler on the Roof (Malmö Opera); Clemenza di Tito (Opera Theatre of St Louis).   









Awards:
For I Puritani (WNO/Den Jyske)
★ NOMINATED - Best Opera - Wales Theatre Awards 2016

For Rebecca (Kneehigh/David Pugh Ltd)
★ NOMINATED - Best Design - UK Theatre Awards 2015

For Grimes on the Beach (Aldeburgh Music)

★ WINNER – Best Anniversary Production – International Opera Awards 2014

★ WINNER – What’s On Stage – Opera Event of The Year

★ NOMINATED – South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014

★ NOMINATED – Designer of The Year (includes all other designs from 2013 – 2014) – The International Opera Awards 2014

For Otello (Scottish Opera/Opera North)
★ WINNER – Manchester Theatre Awards 2014 – Best Opera

For The Children’s Crusade (Luminato Festival, Toronto)

★ WINNER – Dora Mavor Moore Award Best Opera Production 2010, nominated for best overall design in all categories

For Vurt Contact Theatre
★ WINNER – Arthur Peter Design Award

★ NOMINATED – Manchester Evening News Design Award


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