Madeleine Boyd


Trained in Theatre Design at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design, she graduated in 2001.


Recent Set and Costume Designs

Margherita d'Anjou, Festival della Valle d'Itria, Martina Franca, Italy. -- Semiramide, L'Opera National de Lorraine, France. -- L'histoire du Soldat, Opera di Firenze Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Italy. -- Fidelio, Longborough Festival Opera, UK. -- Nabucco, Mainfranken Theater Wurzburg, Germany. -- Fidelio, Landestheater Coburg, Germany. -- Albert Herring, Teatro della Pergola, Firenze. -- Hexenjagd, Staatstheater Braunschweig. -- Powder her Face, The Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen. -- La Cenerentola, Teatro Regio,Torino. -- Roberto Devereux, Teatro Real, Madrid. -- Rigoletto, Staatstheater Braunschweig. -- Anna Bolena, Teatro Donizetti, Bergamo. -- The Marriage of Figaro, Oldenburgisches Staatstheater, Germany -- Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci, Macerata Opera Festival, Italy -- Andrea Chenier Staatstheater Braunschweig, Germany -- Glare, Linbury Studio, ROH Covent Garden -- La Traviata, Opera North Leeds -- The Voyage of Edgar Allen Poe, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Germany -- Anna Bolena, Maria Stuarda and Roberto Devereux, Welsh National Opera, Cardiff -- Oresteia, Bard Summerscape Festival, New York -- The Turn of the Screw, Israel Opera -- Cosi Fan Tutte, Opera Touring Company, Dublin -- Don Giovanni and The Turn of the Screw, Opera North, Leeds -- Amadigi di Gaula and Le Nozze di Figaroi>, Central City Opera Festival, Colorado -- Le Docteur Miracle and Djamileh, a Bizet double bill .The Royal College of Music, London -- La Traviata, Cape Town Opera -- Turandot, Theatre Augsburg's Open Air Arena, Germany -- Six Characters in search of an Author (play) and The Siege of Calais (opera), the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London -- La Cenerentola, Malmo Opera, Sweden -- Pelleas et Melisandre, Independent Opera at the Lillian Bayliss Theatre, Sadler's Wells, London. -- Roberto Devereux, Teatro Reale, Madrid. -- Rigoletto, Staatstheater Braunschweig. -- Anna Bolena, Teatro Donizetti, Bergamot.


Upcoming Productions


Liebelei (a play by Arthur Schnitzler) Director Rudolf Frey, Vorarlberger Landestheater, Bregenz, Austria. Opening September 2017.

Set design for Mitridate at Rokokotheater Schloss Schwetzingen, Heidelberg. Director Jacopo Spirei. November 2017.

Opera North's Don Giovanni, Director Alessandro Talevi. Revival in February 2018.

Semiramide, Director Nicola Raab. Revival in St. Etienne March 2018.

Costume design for Carmen at the Den Jyske Opera, Denmark. Director Thadddeus Strassberger. September 2018




Awards and Recognitions


Powder Her Face, directed by Orpha Phelan was awarded for Best Opera Production on the Reumert Awards 2016.

She was a finalist in the European Opera Directing Prize 2007 for her design concept for Rusalka. Director Alessandro Talevi.

She was awarded the 2008 Design Fellowship from Independent Opera.


Opera North's 2012 production of Don Giovanni directed by Alessandro Talevi was captured live in High Definition by Digital Theatre and won the Best Opera Award at the 2013 Manchester Theatre Awards.