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Connor Murphy

Conor Murphy

Designer

CV

Conor trained at Wimbledon School of Art, London and subsequently gained an MA in scenography at the European Scenography Centre, Utrecht, Holland. Conor had designs exhibited at the Prague Quadrennial, the Transformation & Revelation and the current Make/Believe exhibition at the V&A.

2013 Winnter of the World Stage Design Bronze Medal for Exceptional Achievement.

2006 Winner of the Irish Times Theatre Awards Best Opera Production.

2018
West Side Story Cape Town Opera
2017  
Elektra

Goteborg Operan

Dir. Stephen Langridge

West Side Story Johannesburg
Powder Her Face Teatros del Canal for Teatro Real, Madrid
2016  
The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary.  Adapted by John Nicholson and Javier Marzan

A co-production between Liverpool and Everyman Playhouse, Peepolybus, Bristol Old Vic, Nuffield, Southampton, Royal and Derngate, Northampton.

Dir. Gemma Bodinetz

Salome

Cape Town Opera

Dir. Matthew White

Powder Her Face Bilbao
2015
Orphee et Eurydice

Royal Opera, Covent Garden

Dir: John Fulljames

West Side Story Fugard Theatre, Artscape, Capetown, South Africa
Dir: Matthew Wild
Based on concept by Johan Engels

The Stick House

produced by Raucous

The Lo-co Klub, Bristol
Dir: Anna Ledwich
Richard III West Yorkshire Playhouse
Dir: Mark Rosenblatt
Costume Des: Gabrielle Dalton
Educating Rita by Willy Russell

Liverpool Playhouse

Dir: Gemma Bodinetz

2014
La clemenza di Tito

Opera National de Lorraine, France
Dir: John Fulljames

Juno and the Paycock

Liverpool Playhouse / Bristol Old Vic

Dir. Gemma Bodinetz

2013
I Puritani Grange Park Opera
Dir. Stephen Langridge 
Imigein

Siamsa Tire, Kerry

Labyrinth of Love (revival)

Rambert

Chor. Marguerite Donlon

La clemenza di Tito Opera North
Dir. John Fulljames
2012
Lohengrin Royal Swedish Opera
Dir. Stephen Langridge

Labyrinth of Love

Rambert
Chor. Marguerite Donlon
The Rake's Progress (revival) L'Opera de SainEtienne
Dir. Carlos Wagner
Aida

Lyric Opera, Dublin

Set Design:

Dir. Vivian Coates

2011
La boheme Nationale Reisopera
Dir. Stephen Langridge
The Rake's Progress (revival) Opera national de Lorraine
Dir. Carlos Wagner
Rape of Lucretia (revival) Angers-Nantes Opera 
Dir. Carlos Wagner
The Government Inspector

The Abbey Theatre
Dir. Jimmy Fay

2010

Wake

by Klaas de Vries

Nationale Reisopera
Dir. Stephen Langridge
Resilience, echo of a disaster Exhibition at Twenteswelle Museum
Powder Her Face (revival) Royal Opera House, Linbury Studio 
Dir. Carlos Wagner
Gianni Schicci / L'Heure Espagnol Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden
Dir. Carlos Wagner
2009
The Magic Flute Korea National Opera
Dir. Mike Ashman

Hoors

by Gregory Burke

The Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 
Dir. Jimmy Fay
The Real Thing The Gate Theatre, Dublin
Dir. Alan Stanford
2008
The Rape of Lucretia Flanders Opera
Dir. Carlos Wagner
The Rakes Progress Angers-Nantes Opera , France
Dir. Carlos Wagner
Powder her Face Royal Opera House, Linbury Studio
Dir. Carlos Wagner
Salome (revival) Korea National Opera
Dir. Carlos Wagner
The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui The Abbey Theatre, Dublin 
Dir. Jimmy Fay
Topless Mum The Tobacco Factory, Bristol
Dir. Caroline Hunt
Life is a Dream Rough Magic, Dublin
Dir. Tom Creed
   
2007
The Crucible

The Abbey Theatre, Dublin 
Dir. Patrick Mason 

Lighting Des. Lucy Carter

Woman & Scarecrow The Abbey Theatre, Dublin
Dir. Selina Cartmell

Attempts On Her LIfe

by Martin Crimp

Rough Magic, Dublin 
Dir. Tom Creed
The Last Days of the Celtic Tiger Olympia Theatre, Dublin
Dir. Jimmy Fay
Le Nozze di Figaro Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Dir. John Fulljames

2006

Giselle Reloaded

Saarlandisches Staatstheater, Saarbrucken
Chor. Marguerite Donlon

Voted Best Premiere of 2006 by Dance Europe

The Fair Maid of Perth
Bizet
Buxton Festival
Dir. Mike Ashman
The Barber of Seville Opera 2005, Cork
Dir. Thomas de Mallet Burgess
Pierrot Lunaire Almeida Opera
Dir. Mike Ashman
The Turn of the Screw (revival) Nationale Reisopera 
Dir. Stephen Langridge
The Birthday Party Bristol Old Vic
Dir. Simon Reade
Dream of Autumn Rough Magic, The Project Theatre Dublin
Dir. Tom Creed

2001 - 2005

Salome (Strauss)
Salome (Mariotte)

Opera national de Montpellier
Dir. Carlos Wagner

Powder Her Face Opera Vlaanderen
Dir. Carlos Wagner
The Flying Dutchman 

Opera Zuid 

Set Design
Dir. Mike Ashman

Un ballo in Maschera Opera Zuid
Dir. Mike Ashman
Turn of The Screw National Reisopera
Dir Stephen Langridge

Susannah

Wexford Festival Opera
Dir. John Fulljames

Rape of Lucretia European Opera Centre, Budapest
Dir. Brian Brady
The Lighthouse Neue Oper Wien
Dir. Carlos Wagner
Il Trovatore  English National Opera
Set Design
Directors Nicholas Payne and Paul Daniels
The Four Seasons Birmingham Royal Ballet
Chor. Oliver Hindle
Zettels Sommernachtstraum Saarlandisches Staatstheater, Saarbrucken
Chor. Marguerite Donlon
Carmen Saarlandisches Staatstheater, Saarbrucken
Chor. Marguerite Donlon
Attempting Beauty Ballett des Staatstheaters am Gärtnerplatz, Munich
Chor. Philip Taylor
Sex, Chips and Rock 'n' Roll

Royal Exchange Theatre

Dir. Jonathan Moore

Major Barbara Royal Exchange Theatre
Dir. Greg Hersov
Playboy of the Western World Royal Exchange Theatre
Dir. Greg Hersov

 

 

1996 to 2000

Greek
by Mark-Anthony Turnage

Tour of UK / France

Dir. Clare Venables.

Facing Goya
by Michael Nyman

Tour of Spain / Italy

Dir. Jonathon Moore.

Die Versicherung

by Jan Muller Wieland

Staatstheater Darmstadt

Dir. Jonathon Moore

Figaro's Wedding

Grange Park Opera

Dir. Emma Jenkins

The Magic Flute

Opera Northern Ireland

Dir. Stephen Langridge,

Olav Tryggvason

Den Norske Opera

Dir. Ronald Rǿrvik

The Rape of Lucretia

Vlaamse Opera Studio

Dir. Carlos Wagner

The Medium Bergen National Opera
Dir. Stephen Medcalfe
La bohème

Theater Augsburg

Dir. Ludger Engels

Zoë

by John Lund

Glyndebourne Festival

Dir. Stephen Langridge

The Country of the Blind

by Mark Antony Turnage

ENO at Aldeburgh Festival

Dir. Emma Jenkins

Pulse Shadows

Queen Elizabeth Hall

songs by Harrison Birtwhistle,

The Rivals

Abbey Theatre, Dublin

Dir. Brian Brady

Salome

Riverside Studios, London

Dir. Mick Gordon,

Measure for Measure

English Touring Theatre

Dir. Mick Gordon

Summer Begins

by David Eldridge

Donmar Warehouse

Dir. Jonathon Lloyd

 

Press

Juno and The Paycock (Bristol Old Vic/Liverpool Playhouse)

Acclaimed as the height of naturalism when it was first see in 1924, Sean O Casey's Dublin drama becomes an expressionist masterpiece in the hands of Gemma Bodinetz.

**** Sunday Times

La Clemenza di Tito (Opera North)

...eye-catching, minimalist sets and catwalk costumes by Conor Murphy...

Sunday Times

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