New artist: designer Nicky Shaw

9 January 2020

We are delighted to welcome international set and costume designer Nicky Shaw to our roster for General Management.

Having trained at West Sussex & West Surrey Colleges of Art & Design, she works mainly in opera, but also in theatre, musical theatre, TV and film. Nicky has designed productions for many leading opera companies, such as the Royal Opera House, Scottish Opera, Welsh National Opera, Glyndebourne Opera, Garsington Opera, Royal Danish Opera, Danish National Opera, Royal Swedish Opera, Komische Oper, Frankfurt Oper, Mariinsky Theatre, and Théatre Royal de la Monnaie, as-well-as productions in Seoul, South Korea (Opera Theatre and Towol Theatre).

She has collaborated on many critically acclaimed productions with international opera directors, most recently with Orpha Phelan on La Cenerentola for Irish National Opera, for which she received outstanding reviews:

"The overture comes with reminders of half a dozen fairy tales, and Nicky Shaw’s inventive set is full of such books, both large and small. The storybook backdrop works well, but the revelation of a complete library is a coup de theatre."
David Byers, The Irish Times*****

"Excellent as the cast were, the wow factor was the staging that drew the audience into a fantasy world of books… In the princes’ palace, Nicky Shaw’s set creates the illusion of giant floor to ceiling books in vintage book bindings, the titles of classic children’s literature legible from a seat in the stalls."
Cathy Desmond, The Irish Examiner

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