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Conor Murphy trained at Wimbledon School of Art in London and gained an MA at the
European Scenography Centre, Utrecht, Holland.
His current and recent productions include Major Barbara and Playboy of the Western
World (director Greg Hersov; Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester); Midsummer
Night's Dream and Carmen Privat, (choreographer Marguerite Donlon;
Saarbrucken); The Flying Dutchman and Un ballo in maschera, (director Mike Ashman; Opera Zuid)
His previous work includes Powder her Face by Thomas Ades (Flanders Opera),
The Rape of Lucretia (Flanders Opera Studio) and The Lighthouse (Nieu
Oper Wien), all with director Carlos Wagner; At'tempting Beauty (choreographer Philip Taylor,
Munich); The Turn of the Screw (Nationale Reisoper, Holland with director Stephen
Langridge, to be revived in 2006); The Rape of Lucretia for European Opera Centre's with
director Brian Brady, which toured Hungary; Il trovatore (set) for English National Opera; Greek by
Mark Antony Turnage with the London Sinfonietta and director Clare Venables, which toured France and the UK;
the world premiere of Olav Tryggvason, an unfinished opera by Grieg premiered in Norway; Facing Goya,
the World premiere of a new opera by Michael Nyman which toured Spain;
La Bohème in Augsburg, Germany with direcotor Ludger Engels; Zoe
for Glyndebourne Education Department with music by John Lunn, libretto by
Stephen Plaice and was directed by Stephen Langridge; Versicherung with Jonathan Moore for the Darmstadt Music Festival 1999,
and with music by Jan Muller Wieland.
Country of the Blind by Mark Antony Turnage, in 1997 for ENO Opera Studio, directed by Emma
Jenkins; The Magic Flute in 1998 for Opera Northern Ireland, director Stephen
Langridge; The Rivals for Abbey Theatre Dublin, director Brian Brady.
Tzu-Chao Chou; photo: Bill Cooper