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Mimi Jordan Sherin

Lighting designer

Biography

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) and Gloriana, all directed by Jones.

Jordan Sherin has designed widely for opera and theatre. Her other opera work with Jones includes Lohengrin and Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Bavarian State Opera), The Makropulos Case (Frankfurt), Billy Budd (Netherlands Opera), Peter Grimes (La Scala, Milan), Falstaff and Der Rosenkavalier (Glyndebourne), Rusalka (Copenhagen), Rodelinda (English National Opera) and Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg (Welsh National Opera). Her other opera lighting includes Der Ring des Nibelungen (Nationale Reisopera), Otello (Bavarian State Opera), Don Giovanni (ENO) and Jenůfa (Vienna State Opera).

Sherin has worked extensively in theatre, her credits including Public Enemy and The Government Inspector (Young Vic), Jerusalem (Royal Court, West End and on Broadway), and many productions for the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Awards include the American Theatre Wing Award, two Obies, an Eddy Award, a Tony nomination and five Drama Desk nominations.