British designer Kevin Knight made his Royal Opera debut in 2011, creating the set and costume designs for The Tsar’s Bride, directed by Paul Curran. He has since returned to create set designs for I due Foscari, directed by Thaddeus Strassberger.
Knight studied at Central Saint Martins School of Art and has worked with opera companies around the world. His many collaborations with Curran include on Lulu and Die Frau ohne Schatten (Lyric Opera of Chicago), Tosca and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Canadian Opera Company), Tannhäuser (La Scala, Milan), La donna del lago and La bohème (Santa Fe), Il trovatore (Bologna), The Miserly Knight and A Florentine Tragedy (Teatro de São Carlos, Lisbon), Ariadne auf Naxos (La Fenice, Venice), Königskinder (Teatro di San Carlo, Naples) and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Rome). He also works regularly with Strassberger, engagements including set and costume designs for Le nozze di Figaro and set designs for Don Giovanni (Norwegian National Opera) and set designs for Le Roi malgré lui (Wexford Festival).
Knight’s extensive theatre work includes Naomi Wallace’s Birdy (West End and USA), The Truman Capote Talk Show (Edinburgh Festival Fringe) and The Importance of Being Earnest (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre).
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Backstage films from the live relay of I due Foscari, including Antonio Pappano introducing Verdi's music and Plácido Domingo on his transition from tenor to baritone.