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George is currently Production Manager at Opera North (Leeds, UK).


Production management credits:

for opera north: Falstaff, MASQUE OF MIGHT, LA RONDINE, the pearl fishers, requiem & after tears, Ariadne auf Naxos (co-production with Gothenburg opera), la traviata (revival), Parsifal.



GEORGE worked as a Set, Costume and Lighting designer in Opera, Theatre and Dance. Studying at The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, achieving a First Class BA(hons) in Theatre & Performance Design and then going on to study an MA in Performance Design from The University of Leeds, passing with Merit.
HE was a recipient of the 10th European Opera-directing Prize (with director Karolina Sofulak) in June 2018 and designed the set and costumes for Manon Lescaut, the opening production of Opera Holland Park’s 2019 season, as the prize.

Design Credits:

As Set, Lighting and Costume Designer: Dido and Aeneas & Trouble in Tahiti (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland), Beyond Shame (Derby Theatre), The Original Chinese Conjuror (Northern Opera Group), Pirates Revisited! (Opera North Youth Company). As Set & Costume Designer: Influence (Derby Theatre), Manon Lescaut (Opera Holland Park), Who Cares? (The Lowry). As Lighting Designer: The Mountain and Other Tales of She Transformed (Leeds International Festival), Plurality of Abhinaya (Lakeside Arts), Recreation (ARC Stockton), S/HE (The Place Kings Cross). As Associate Designer: Pagliacci, L’Enfant et les sortilèges, Cavalleria rusticana, Trial by Jury, Osud, Trouble in Tahiti (Opera North), Story of Our Youth (National Youth Theatre).
As Assistant Designer: I masnadieri (Teatro alla Scala), Faust (Teatr Wielki Poznań), Jenufa (Santa Fe Opera).

George Johnson-Leigh pushing a large pram
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