Joanna Parker is a theatre, opera and dance designer and movement director. She has worked extensively in the UK for companies including Royal Opera House, Glyndebourne and Theatre de Complicité.
Designs for opera include Il Barbiere di Siviglia for Glyndebourne, Andrea Chenier for Opera North, The Commission and Café Kafka, both co-productions between Aldeburgh, ROH and Opera North and Smetana’s The Two Widows for l’Opéra d’Angers-Nantes. For English Touring Opera she designed productions of Flavio, Eugene Onegin, Falstaff, Alcina, The Marriage of Figaro, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Cunning Little Vixen (also Brno).
Joanna designed costumes for Friend of the People at Scottish Opera; set and costumes for Handel’s Giulio Cesare for the Royal Opera House and a site specific design for an ROH community project Heroes Don’t Dance; The Kiss and Handel’s Flavio in Dublin and on European tour; The Rape of Lucretia for Royal College of Music and Masquerade for Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
For Theatre de Complicité, with the Emerson String Quartet, she designed The Noise of Time, seen in New York, London and at European festivals. Other set and costume designs include Martin Crimp’s version of The Misanthrope, Mamet’s American Buffalo at the Young Vic; Schiller’s The Robbers at the Gate; costumes for Nabokov’s Gloves and Wertenbaker’s After Darwin at Hampstead and The Sarajevo Story at the Lyric Hammersmith.
Dance designs have included Phantasmaton and Hinterlands (Shobana Jeyasingh Dance Company) and Pastorale for Cholmondeleys.
Future projects include designing Carmen for The Grange Festival and Turandot for Opera North, both opening in Spring 2017.