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Adrian Linford

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Biography

Adrian trained at the Wimbledon School of Art in London, and works as a freelance set and costume designer for theatre, film and television.

UK productions include Eugene Onegin, The Rake’s Progress (RAM), Cosi fan tutte, Middleton’s The Tyrant , The Witch of Edmonton and The Castle. He also designed the enviroment for the New Writing So & So Hopeful season this summer (in London); Star Quality, Betrayal, Family Voices, The Glass Menagerie, The Maids, the UK premiere of Lorca’s When Five Years Pass (Edinburgh Fringe First Award), Blood Wedding, Iphigenia at Aulis, The Shoemakers Wonderful Wife, and Yerma.
Work abroad includes Il turco in Italia (Angers Nantes Opera and Theatres de la Ville, Luxembourg), Sunday in the Park with George (Theatre du Chatelet), Falstaff (LA Opera), Offenbach’s La Grande Duchesse du Gerolstein and Rigoletto (Santa Fe Opera), Orfeo Ed Eurydice with David Daniels (Minnesota Opera), The Bald Soprano and The Maids in New York; Yasmina Reza’s ART, A Twist of Fate (world premiere), Blithe Spirit and They’re Playing Our Song staring Lea Salonga (all in Singapore)

Other productions include Sondheim’s Assassins for Pimlico Opera, (working in two of the UK’s prisons), new writing at The Finborough includes Tango ‘til you’re sore , The Chain Saw Manicure and Acid hearts
the rarely performed Weber/Mahler opera Die Drei Pintos, Le nozze di Figaro, Judith Weir’s The Vanishing Bridegroom, Il Seraglio, The Turn of the Screw (Macedonian Opera), Die Fledermaus and Katya Kabanova (Scottish Opera), and co-designed Il Trovatore (Bastille Opera, directed by Francesca Zambello).