CORDELIA is a UK based set and costume designer. She studied English Literature at Cambridge University before training on the Motley Theatre Design Course. In 2017 she was nominated for best designer at the International Opera Awards.
Previous opera designs include: VANESSA (Wexford Festival Opera), QUEEN OF SPADES (Opera Holland Park), RINALDO (Estonian National Opera), DARDANUS and GIULIO CESARE (English Touring Opera), CARMEN (Scottish Opera), HANSEL AND GRETEL (Opera North), THE BARTERED BRIDE (British Youth Opera), EIN LANDARTZ and PHAEDRA (Guildhall School of Music and Drama), LA FINTA GIARDINIERA (Den Norske Opera for KHiO), OTELLO (Opera på Skäret), OWEN WINGRAVE, LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, LA CLEMENZA DI TITO, DIE LUSTIGEN WEIBER VON WINDSOR, DIE ZAUBERFLÖTE, PHAEDRA, ARIADNE AUF NAXOS, and COSI FAN TUTTE (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), FARAMONDO and ALESSANDRO (Royal College of Music), WERTHER (Les Azuriales Opera Festival), LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR (Clonter Opera), A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM (Trinity Laban Conservatoire), TOSCA, RIGOLETTO and FALSTAFF (Diva Opera), CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and PAGLIACCI, THE PEARL FISHERS, TURANDOT, HERODIADE, and NABUCCO (Dorset Opera), THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO and PETER GRIMES (Surrey Opera) and THE TALES OF HOFFMANN (Guildford Opera).
Theatre designs include: GIBRALTAR (The Arcola), KURT AND SID, (Trafalgar Studios), HEADCASE (Touched Theatre), SHADOW LANGUAGE (Theatre 503), TOUCHED (RADA), THE DUBYA TRILOGY: THE MADNESS OF GEORGE DUBYA, A WEAPONS INSPECTOR CALLS AND GUANTANAMO BAYWATCH (New Players Theatre), 100º FAHRENHEIT (Southwark Playhouse), HAMELYN HEIGHTS, (Young Vic Studio), INCARCERATOR, (The Old Red Lion), THE WINTER'S TALE, (Creation Theatre Company), AN AXE FOR THE FROZEN SEA, (Bedlam Theatre Company), DATELESS WONDER, (Arts Depot and tour) and MASKS AND FACES (Finborough Theatre).
Costume designs include: INÉS DE CASTRO (Scottish Opera), ARIANE, ALEXANDRE BIS, THE COOPER and SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA (Guildhall), ORLANDO and LA SCALA DI SETA (Independent Opera at Sadlers Wells), TABOOS and TALK ABOUT THE PASSION (New End Theatre), TWELFTH NIGHT (Creation Theatre Company) and THE WEDDING (Southwark Playhouse).
Future projects include: DER GRAF VON LUXEMBURG for the Landestheater Neiderbayern and TRAVIATA for Opera Holland Park.