Hildegard Bechtler is making her HGO debut. She is an award-winning designer based in London and working internationally. Her work in opera and ballet includes productions for the Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Sydney Opera House, Opera National de Paris, La Scala Milan, Glyndebourne, Edinburgh International Festival, Munich Staatsoper, and Amsterdam Muziektheater. Recent work includes the world premieres of The Cellist for the Royal Ballet and Thomas Adès’s The Exterminating Angel, which was performed at the Salzburger Festspiele, the Metropolitan Opera, and the Royal Opera House; and La damnation de Faust at the Schiller Theatre Berlin, which was a revival of the English National Opera’s award-winning production. She won the Australian Green Room Award for Best Opera Design for Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk at Sydney Opera House. Hildegard’s designs for theater have appeared on the stages of the Royal Shakespeare Company, Old Vic, Donmar Warehouse, at the Roundabout Theatre New York, on Broadway, and extensively in the West End, including the Olivier Award-nominated Top Hat and Oresteia. Credits for the Royal National Theatre include Antony and Cleopatra, Hansard, After the Dance (Olivier Award), and Iphigenia at Aulis (Evening Standard Award nomination). Recent work includes Nora for Internationaal Theatre Amsterdam, The Doctor at the Almeida Theatre and the Adelaide Festival, and Iwanow at Staatstheater Stuttgart.