In the 2013/14 Season Tanya McCallin’s designs will feature twice at the Royal Opera House: for David McVicar’s production of Le nozze di Figaro and Francesca Zambello’s production of Carmen. McCallin’s other designs for The Royal Opera include costumes designs for McVicar’s production of Rigoletto.
McCallin was born in Cambridge and studied at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design. Her first major opera design was The Barber of Seville for the English National Opera in Jonathan Miller’s production, and she has since gone on to design for opera and theatre worldwide. She has worked on several acclaimed productions in collaboration with McVicar, including Manon (ENO, Houston, New Zealand, Dallas, Barcelona, Chicago), The Turn of the Screw (ENO and Madrid), Macbeth (Mariinsky Theatre, Metropolitan Opera, New York, Kennedy Center) and Les Contes d’Hoffmann (Salzburg Festival).
Her theatre work includes designs for the Donmar, Royal Court, National Theatre and in the West End. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a lecturer and examiner in stage design.