British set and costume designer Madeleine Boyd will serve as the guest set designer for Shenandoah Conservatory’s upcoming production of Benjamin Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” running Friday, April 28, through Sunday, April 30, in Ohrstrom-Bryant Theatre.
Boyd was recently nominated for Best Costume for the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards for her work in the production “Lalla-Roukh” by the Wexford Festival Opera. The production “Lalla-Roukh” was also nominated for Best Opera.
Boyd also designed the set for “The New World of Opera,” Shenandoah Conservatory’s Spring 2022 main stage opera production.
Boyd has designed costumes and sets for numerous dance, theatre, music and opera productions. Recent work includes set and costume design for “Gone Too Far” for Theatre Royal Stratford East, London; set and costume for “Design Lady in the Dark” (2022) and “A Quiet Place” (2018) for Opera Zuid, Maastricht (both productions won the Place de L’Opera Award for Best Opera in their respective years); set and costume design for “Lalla-Roukh” at Wexford Festival Opera, Ireland; set and costume design for “Macbeth” at the Grange Festival, Winchester, England; set design for “La Traviata” at Komische Oper, Berlin; set and costume design for “Carmen” at the Nikikai Opera Foundation, Tokyo; set and costume design for “Wuthering Heights” at Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy, France; set and costume design for “Powder Her Face” at the Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen, Denmark (winner of the Arets Reumert Prize 2016 for Best Opera Production); set and costume design “Albert Herring” and “L’Histoire du Soldat” at the Maggio Musicale, Florence, Italy; set and costume design for the Donizetti trilogy: “Anna Bolena,” “Maria Stuarda” and “Roberto Devereux” at the Welsh National Opera, Cardiff, Wales; and set and costume design for “Don Giovanni” (winner of the Manchester Theatre awards Best Opera), “La Traviata” and “Turn of the Screw” for Opera North, Manchester, England.
She studied theatre design at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
Director of Opera and Associate Professor Ella Marchment, B.Mus., will also direct “L’Aube Rouge” at Wexford Festival Opera in Wexford, Ireland, this coming season.