Set and Costume Designer
Adrian Linford
United Kingdom



Previously for HGO, Adrian Linford served as associate set designer for The Little Prince (2003) and Aida (2007). In the United States, his credits include Rigoletto and La Grande Duchesse du Gerolstein (Santa Fe Opera), Falstaff (LA Opera, Dallas Opera), Orfeo ed Eurydice (Minnesota Opera), The Bald Soprano and The Maids(New York), and Bluebeard’s Castle (Atlanta Opera), which received the Royal Philharmonic Society Opera Award in the U.K. and will be presented as part of the International Edinburgh Festival this year, after performances in New Zealand and at the Beijing Music Festival. Linford was nominated for the Outstanding Achievement in Design Award for the Canadian production of Bluebeard, which was performed in Toronto earlier this year. His British production of The Habit of Art was a New York Times Critic’s Pick (Brits Off Broadway) in summer 2023. Also during the 2023-24 season, Linford returns to California to design The Barber of Seville for Opera San José. Credits in the U.K. and Europe include Manon Lescaut, Hansel and Gretel, the U.K. premiere of Jake Heggie’s Dead Man WalkingStreet Scene, Agrippina, and Judith Weir’s The Vanishing Bridgegroom. Linford designed costumes for Eugene Onegin and The Elixir of Love (both West Green Opera); further designs include The Tempest and Henry V (Shakespeare’s Rose, York), King Lear (U.K. Tour), and The Winter’s Tale. He designed The Marriage of Figaro in Lübeck, Germany, Il turco in Italia(Nantes/Luxembourg Opera), and Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park with George (Theatre du Chatelet, Paris).


Scenic Realizer:  

THE LITTLE PRINCE 2002-03 (World premiere), 2004-05, 2015-16


Associate Set Designer:  

AIDA 2006-07, 2013-14