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Duncan Hayler

Set Designer

Duncan Hayler Set Design

Child soloist Glyndebourne Opera The Cunning Little Vixen, Rattle/Miller 1977.

Member of The National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Degree in Theatre Set and Costume Design, Wimbledon School of Art. Winner Thames TV Design Bursary.

Engagements include amongst others: State Opera Berlin, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Wielki Opera Warsaw, State Opera Prague, State Theatre Munich, Polish State Opera, Deutsche Opera Berlin and The Ring tour to Tokyo, Yokohama, Washington DC and London. Krakow Opera, Vienna Chamber Opera, Berlin Chamber Opera, Musikwerkstatt Vienna, Friedrichstadtpalast Berlin, Vienna Volksoper, VBW Raimund Theatre Vienna (musical Romeo und Julia), BEMUS Festival Belgrade, Opera North, Theater Gera and Altenburg, Nantes Opera, State Opera Luxembourg, Bregenz Festival, Opera Sao Carlos Lisbon, Garsington Opera, Northern Ballet (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), State Theater Bielefeld.

Duncan Hayler has worked with: Rudolf Nureyev, David Pountney, David Nixon, Nicola Raab, David Freeman, Gotz Friedrich, Craig Revel Horwood, Kay Kuntze, Ansgar Weigner, Waut Koeken, Steven Edwards, Emmanuelle Bastet and Henry Akina.

Duncan has designed numerous world premières from composers ranging from H. Gorecki (Warsaw Opera) to Isidora Zebeljan (Bregenz Festival) to the recent internationally acclaimed world première of William Ward Murta’s musical The Birds of Alfred Hitchcock, Theater Bielefeld.

After David Nixon’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Beauty & the Beast is his second design work for Northern Ballet.

His most recent work includes the musical Chess for Theater Bielefeld and Lucia di Lammermoor for State Theater Bern (première 28 January 2012).