Leslie Travers is an international set and costume designer based in London. His extensive work – which has included opera, dance, musical and drama productions – has graced the world’s most prestigious stages. His recent awards include the What’s On Stage Award for Best Production with his design for I Puritani as well as Opera Event of The Year and The International Opera Award for Best Anniversary Production with his design for Grimes On The Beach.

 

OPERA:

Francesca da Rimini – La Scala – Directed by David Pountney

Werther – Opéra National de Lorraine – Directed by Bruno Ravella

Le Baron Tzigane – Grand Théâtre de Genève – Directed by Christian Räth

La Clemenza di Tito – Opera Theatre of Saint Louis – Directed by Stephen Lawless

Billy Budd – Opera North/Nederlandse Reisopera – Directed by Orpha Phelan

The Marriage of Figaro – Minnesota Opera/Lyric Opera of Kansas City/Opera Philadelphia/Opera San Diego/Palm Beach Opera – Directed by Steven Lawless

I Puritani – Welsh National Opera/Danish National Opera/Liceu (Barcelona) – Directed by Annilese Miskimmon ★ Winner of Best Production, What’s On Stage ★ Nominated for Best New Production, International Opera Awards

Pleasure – Opera North/Royal opera House/Aldeburgh Music – Directed by Tim Albery

Don Carlos – Grange Park Opera – Directed by Jo Davies

The Haunted Manor – Polish National Opera – Directed by David Pountney

Elysium – Norwegian Opera – Directed by David Pountney ★ Finalist, World Stage Design 2017

Salome – Santa Fe Opera – Directed by Daniel Slater

The Marriage of Figaro – Opera North – Directed by Jo Davies ★ Nominated for Best Opera Production, UK Theatre Awards

La Bohème – Malmö Opera – Directed by Orpha Phelan

Turn of The Screw – Opera Holland Park – Directed by Annilese Miskimmon

Grimes on the Beach – (Aldeburgh Music) – Directed by Tim Albery ★ Winner of Best Anniversary Production, International Opera Awards 2014 ★ Winner of Opera Event of the Year, What’s On Stage ★ Nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Awards 2014 ★ Nominated for Designer of the Year (includes all other designs from 2013-2014), International Opera Awards 2014

Albert Herring – Opera North – Directed by Giles Havergal

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland – Opera Holland Park – Directed by Martin Duncan

L’Elisir d’amore – Opera Holland Park – Directed by Pia Furtado

Tannhäuser – Estonian National Opera – Directed by Daniel Slater ★ Winner of Best Overall Production, Estonian National Theatre Awards 2015

Otello – Scottish Opera/Opera North – Directed by Tim Albery ★ Winner of Best Opera, Manchester Theatre Awards 2014

Don Giovanni – Garsington Opera – Directed by Daniel Slater

Giulio Cesare – Opera North – Directed by Tim Albery

Jenufa – Malmö Opera, Sweden – Directed by Orpha Phelan

The Merry Widow – Opera Australia/Opera North – Directed by Giles Havergal

Les Contes d’Hoffmann – Malmö Opera, Sweden – Directed by Vernon Mound, Orpha Phelan and Leslie Travers

Roméo et Juliette – Opera Ireland – Directed by Annilese Miskimmon

L’arbore di Diana – Palau de les Arts Reina Sophia, Valencia – Directed by Daniel Slater

The Children’s Crusade – Luminato Festival, Toronto – Directed by Tim Albery ★ Winner of Best Opera Production, Dora Mavor Moore Award 2010 ★ Nominated for Best Overall Design in all categories

Véronique – Buxton – Directed by Giles Havergal

I Capuleti e I Montecchi – Opera North/Opera Australia – Directed by Orpha Phelan

The Fortunes of King Croesus – Opera North/Minnesota Opera – Directed by Tim Albery

 

THEATRE:

Fiddler on the Roof – Malmö Opera, Sweden – Directed by Orpha Phelan

Twelfth Night – Manchester Royal Exchange – Directed by Jo Davies

Rebecca – Kneehigh – Directed by Emma Rice ★ Nominated for Best Design, UK Theatre Awards 2015

Twelfth Night – Chichester Festival Theatre – Directed by Philip Franks

The Duchess of Malfi – West Yorkshire Playhouse – Directed by Philip Franks

Streets of Rage – West Yorkshire Playhouse – Directed by Madani Younis

Silent Cry – West Yorkshire Playhouse – Directed by Madani Younis

The Persian Revolution – Lyric Hammersmith – Directed by Mehrdad Seyf

The Man with Two Gaffers – York Theatre Royal – Directed by Barrie Rutter

Shirley Valentine – Derby Playhouse – Directed by Uzma Hameed

Majnoun – Lyric Hammersmith, Riverside Studios and Tour – Directed by Mehrdad Seyf

Death by Heroin(e) – Riverside Studios – Directed by Mehrdad Seyf

Taj – UK Tour – Directed by Uzma Hameed

Vurt – Contact Theatre – Directed by Liam Steel ★ Winner of Arthur Peter Design Award ★ Nominated for Manchester Evening News Design Award

Veriete – Lindsay Kemp Company, World Tour – Directed by Lindsay Kemp

 

DANCE:

Cinderella – K-ballet, Japan – Choreographed by Tetsuya Kumakawa

Le Corsaire – K-ballet, Japan – Choreographed by Tetsuya Kumakawa

The Nutcracker – K-ballet, Japan – Choreographed by Tetsuya Kumakawa ★ Winner of Asahi Award 2006

Swan Lake – K-ballet, Japan Tour – Choreographed by Tetsuya Kumakawa ★ Winner of Asahi Award 2005

Some? – Space 211, Paris – Choreographed by Patrick Hall

Cinderella – National Ballet of Portugal

The Lark Ascending – English National Ballet – Choreographed by Patrick Lewis