Simon Lima Holdsworth trained at Wimbledon School of Art, London and the Maastricht. Designs for opera and musical theatre include Orpheus in the Underworld, Scottish Opera/Northern Ireland Opera; Die Fledermaus and The Merry Widow, Hyogo Performing Arts Centre, Japan; Tosca, Northern Ireland Opera; Don Giovanni, Ekaterinburg State Theatre, Russia; Gianni Schicchi and La Notte di un Nevrastenico, Theater Magdeburg, Germany; Britain’s got Bhangra, UK tour; Der Freischütz, Landestheater Salzburg; Orlando, Buxton Festival/Opera Theatre Company; The Bear, The Netherlands; Bluebeard, Buxton Festival; Hansel and Gretel, Opera North/Northern Ireland Opera.
As part of the Second Movement Creative Team, Simon has designed Trouble in Tahiti, Fade, A Hand of Bridge, The Two Blind Men, Rothschild’s Violin,The Knife’s Tears, The Impresario, The Medium andZatopek!.
Designs for theatre include Screwmachine, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh; Richard II, Ludlow Festival/ Almagro Festival, Spain; Messiah, Old Vic, London; The Secret Love Life of Ophelia, London, Edinburgh and Denmark; Ritual in Blood, Nottingham Playhouse; Dracula, Derby Playhouse;‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Southwark Playhouse.
For television Simon designed The Waltz King, BBC.
Simon is currently designing Benvenuto Cellini, Städtische Bühnen Münster, Germany; The Magic Flute, Neville Holt; The Flying Dutchman, Northern Ireland Opera and Ariadne auf Naxos for Theater St. Gallen, Switzerland.
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