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Mimi Jordan Sherin

Lighting designer


American lighting designer Mimi Jordan Sherin made her Royal Opera debut in 2004 on Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, directed by Richard Jones, and has since returned to work on L’Heure espagnole/Gianni Schicchi, The Gambler, Anna Nicole (co-credit with D.M. Wood), Gloriana, Boris Godunov and La bohème (the last revived in the 2019/20 Season), all directed by Jones.

Ms Sherin has designed widely for opera and theatre. Her other opera work with Jones includes Giulio Cesare, Lohengrin, The Midsummer Marriage and Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Bavarian State Opera), The Makropulos Case (Frankfurt), Billy Budd and Ariodante (Dutch National Opera), Peter Grimes (La Scala, Milan), Falstaff, Flight and Der Rosenkavalier (Glyndebourne), Rusalka and Skin Deep (Copenhagen), Rodelinda, La fanciulla del West, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Don Giovanni, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, From Morning to Midnight and Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci (English National Opera), Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Tokyo), The Fiery Angel (Brussels) and Rodelinda (Bolshoi).

Ms Sherin has worked extensively in theatre in England and America. Her credits include The Hairy Ape (Old Vic and New York Armory), The Government Inspector, Annie Get Your Gun, The Trial and Public Enemy (Young Vic), Jerusalem (Royal Court, West End and on Broadway), The Twilight Zone (Almeida, West End), and productions for the National Theatre and the RSC. Awards include the American Theatre Wing Award, two Obies, an Eddy Award, a Tony nomination and six Drama Desk nominations.