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Leslie Travers

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  • The Tales of Hoffmann
  • Jen?fa
  • Jen?fa  - Act Three (Opening)


Leslie Travers trained at the Wimbledon School of Art.

Opera designs include:
Elysium (Den Norske Opera)
Pleasure (Opera North/Royal Opera House/Aldeburgh Music)
The Haunted Manor (Polish National Opera)
I Puritani (Welsh National Opera/Danish National Opera)
Otello (Scottish Opera)
The Marriage of Figaro (Opera North)
Billy Budd (Opera North/Reisopera)
The Turn of The Screw (Opera Holland Park)
Salome (The Santa Fe Opera)
La Boheme (Malmö Opera, Sweden)
Grimes On The Beach (Aldeburgh)
Nominated - South Bank Sky Arts Award 2014 - Opera
Albert Herring (Opera North)
L'Elisir d'Amore (Opera Holland Park)
Otello (Opera North/Scottish Opera/Gran Teatre del Liceu)
Tannhauser (Estonian National Opera)
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 - Winner Dora Mavor Moore Award Best Opera Production 2010, nominated for best overall design in all categories)
Véronique (Buxton)
I Capuleti e I Montecchi (Opera North/Opera Australia)
The Fortunes of King Croesus (Opera North/Minnesota Opera) Iolanta and Gianni Schicchi (RAM)
Le Nozze de Figaro (Graz Opera – Ring Award 2005)
Hans Heiling (Opéra du Rhin – European Opera Prize)

Theatre designs include:

Rebecca (Knee-high/Plymouth Theatre Royal - national tour)
Twelfth Night (Chichester Festival Theatre)
The Duchess of Malfi, Streets of Rage and Silent Cry (West Yorkshire Playhouse)
The Persian Revolution (Lyric Hammersmith)
The Man with Two Gaffers (York Theatre Royal)
Shirley Valentine (Derby Playhouse)
Majnoun (Lyric Hammersmith, Riverside Studios and Tour)
Death by Heroin(e) (Riverside Studios)
Taj (UK Tour)
Vurt (Contact Theatre – Winner of Arthur Peter Design Award and nominated for Manchester Evening News Design Award)
Veriete (Lindsay Kemp Company, World Tour)

Dance and ballet designs include:

Cinderella (K-ballet, Japan)
Le Corsaire (K-ballet, Japan)
The Nutcracker (K-ballet, Japan - Asahi Award 2006)
Swan Lake (K-ballet, Japan Tour – Asahi Award 2005)
Some? (Space 211, Paris)
The Lark Ascending (English National Ballet)