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Leslie Travers

Set designer

Leslie Travers

Award winning designer Leslie Travers trained at the Wimbledon School of Art‚ and is now recognised as one of the leading stage designers of his generation.

Current and most recent projects include Francesca da Rimini and Manon Lescaut (La Scala‚ Milan)‚ Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Oper Leipzig), Le Nozze di Figaro (Israeli Opera), I Puritani (Gran Teatro del Liceu‚ Barcelona)‚ Werther (Opéra National de Lorraine‚ winner of Prix de la critique Claude Rostand prize‚ and then Opéra de Québec)‚ Le Baron Tzigane (Grand Théâtre de Genève)‚ Katya Kabanova (Scottish Opera and Theater Magdeburg)‚ Billy Budd and The Merry Widow (Opera North)‚ The Marriage of Figaro (Kansas City Opera/Opera Philadelphia/San Diego Opera)‚ Fiddler on the Roof (Malmö Opera)‚ Clemenza di Tito (Opera Theatre of St Louis)‚ Carmen (Welsh National Opera)‚ Orfeus: A House Music Opera (Young Vic Theatre), Twelfth Night and Death of a Salesman (Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre).

Leslie has been nominated for countless theatre awards‚ which have led to wins for Francesca da Romini– La Scala-Franco Abbiati Award for Best Set Design Italy 2018, Grimes on the Beach-Opera North/Aldeburgh Music (Best Anniversary Production – International Opera Awards 2014 and What’s On Stage – Opera Event of The Year)‚ for Otello-Scottish Opera and Opera North (Manchester Theatre Awards 2014 – Best Opera)‚ for The Children’s Crusade– Luminato Festival‚ Toronto (Dora Mavor Moore Award Best Opera Production 2010) and for Vurt Contact Theatre (Arthur Peter Design Award).