Scottish video designer Finn Ross made his Royal Opera House debut in 2011 creating video designs for OperaShots (ROH2) in the Linbury Studio Theatre. He has since returned as video designer for the ‘Our Extraordinary World’ gala and for The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (The Royal Opera) and Frankenstein (The Royal Ballet).
Ross trained at Central School of Speech and Drama and designs video and projection for all forms of live performance. He works regularly for English National Opera, credits including Benvenuto Cellini (with Adam Young), The Death of Klinghoffer, Eugene Onegin, The Magic Flute, Simon Boccanegra, The Damnation of Faust and Don Giovanni. Other opera credits include The Turn of the Screw (Theater an der Wien), Sunset Boulevard (Gothenburg Opera), A Dog’s Heart (Dutch National Opera, La Scala, Milan, ENO and Opéra de Lyon), Knight Crew (Glyndebourne Festival), The Adventures of Mr Broucek (Opera North and Scottish Opera) and Das Portrait (Bregenz Festival).
Ross’s theatre work includes Frozen and Mean Girls (Broadway), Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (West End and International), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and Greenland (National Theatre), Shun-Kin and The Master and Margarita (Complicite), Sugar Mummies (Royal Court), The Gods Weep (Royal Shakespeare Company), Top Girls (Chichester Festival and Trafalgar Studios), All My Sons (Broadway), Little Otik (Vanishing Point/National Theatre of Scotland) and Die Ringe des Saturn (Schauspielhaus, Cologne). He runs FRAY Studio with long-term collaborator Adam Young.
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The Royal Opera’s Associate Director John Fulljames invited students from the RCA’s MA programme in Critical Writing to explore his production of Weill and Brecht’s Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny.