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

Mitridate at Rokokotheater Schloss Schwetzingen, Heidelberg. -- Liebelei (a play by Arthur Schnitzler) Director Rudolf Frey, Vorarlberger Landestheater, Bregenz, Austria. -- 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


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

Set and Costume Design for A Quiet Place, Director Orpha Phelan. Opera Zuid, Maastricht. Opening November 2018.

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

Set and Costume Design for Mamzer Bastard, Director Jay Scheib. Commissioned by the Royal Opera House, Hackney Empire, London. Opening June 2018.

Set Design for Magic Flute, Director Alessandro Talevi. Central City Opera Festival, Colorado. Opening July 2018.

Set and Costume Design for Wuthering Heights, Director Orpha Phelan. L’Opera National de Lorraine, France. Opening May 2019.

Set Design for La Traviata, Director Alessandro Talevi. The Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv. Spring 2020.





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.




Collaboration With


Gemma Burditt - Video Artist

Rudolf Frey - Director

Matthew Haskins - Lighting Designer

Mark Jonathan - Lighting Designer

Jax Messenger - Lighting Designer

Orpha Phelan - Director

Rafa Prada - Digital Design

Thaddeus Strassberger - Director

Alessandro Talevi - Director

Digital Theatre



Agent: Giuseppe Mallardo

0044 776 100 1230