Peter J. Davison

Set Designer

Peter J. Davison (Set Designer/West Side Story) earned critical praise at Lyric for Porgy and Bess (2014|15, 2008|09) and Show Boat (2011|12). The British designer’s productions with prestigious companies throughout Europe and the U.K. include The Marriage of Figaro (Vienna); Die Gezeichneten, Falstaff, and Die schweigsame Frau (Zurich); Capriccio (Berlin, Turin); Der Rosenkavalier, Carmen, and Mary Stuart (English National Opera); Anna Bolena (Bavarian State Opera); Mitridate, Re di Ponto and Carmen (Salzburg); The Queen of Spades (Covent Garden); Guillaume Tell (Opéra National de Paris); and Cyrano de Bergerac (La Scala), among many other productions and venues. In addition to The Rake’s Progress, The Marriage of Figaro, and Cyrano de Bergerac at the Metropolitan Opera, his work has also been seen in America at Washington National Opera (eight productions), San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, The Dallas Opera, and the Glimmerglass Festival. His theater credits include productions for Broadway (Medea, Hamlet, Deuce, Copenhagen, Democracy, Is He Dead, Blithe Spirit), the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, London’s West End, and the Chichester Festival Theatre. Among his many important musical-theater productions are Jesus Christ Superstar (U.K./U.S.A. tour, Broadway) and Show Boat (Royal Albert Hall). Davison is a former Tony, Drama Desk, and Olivier Award nominee.

Last updated: May 3, 2019