Set and Costume Designer(United Kingdom)
Elektra. Previously: The Queen of Spades (2010).
About the Artist:
John Macfarlane works extensively in dance and opera; his designs were previously seen in HGO’s The Queen of Spades (2010). In opera, Macfarlane’s collaborations with director Willy Decker include A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Cologne Opera); Julius Caesar(Scottish Opera); Peter Grimes (Brussels); La clemenza di Tito(Paris Opera); Otello(Brussels); Falstaff (Florence); Boris Godunov(Amsterdam); Bluebeard/Ewartung(Royal Opera, Covent Garden); and Idomeneo(Vienna Opera). With David McVicar, he worked on Agrippina(Brussels); The Magic Flute (Royal Opera, Covent Garden); Don Giovanni(Brussels); The Rake’s Progress(Scottish Opera); Maria Stuarda(Metropolitan Opera); and Rusalka(Chicago). Two of his productions with Richard Jones won prestigious awards: Hansel and Gretel (Welsh National Opera) won an Olivier Award and The Queen of Spades won the Royal Philharmonic Award. With Francesca Zambello, he designed Benvenuto Cellini(Grand Théâtre de Genève), The Barber of Seville(Santa Fe), and War and Peace(Bastille, Paris). He is presently creating designs for sets and costumes for a new production of Swan Lakefor the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, to open this May. For the Metropolitan Opera, he designed a new Tosca, which opened on New Year’s Eve, The Flying Dutchman, and Agrippina. Macfarlane also exhibits regularly as a painter and print maker. He was named a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government in 2006.