Jamie Vartan | Set Designer

Set Designer

Jamie Vartan

This Season

The Second Violinist


Designs for opera include Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin (Opéra du Rhin, Strasbourg), Rossini’s The Barber of Seville (Wide Open Opera 2016, Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Best Set Design), Donnacha Dennehy and Enda Walsh’s The Last Hotel (Wide Open Opera/Landmark Productions 2015), Foroni’s Cristina di Svezia (Wexford Festival Opera 2013), Delius’s A Village Romeo and Juliet (Wexford Festival Opera 2012, Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Best Set Design), Verdi’s La traviata (Malmö Opera), Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos (Salzburg, also La Scala, Milan), Bizet’s Carmen (Cagliari and Lisbon) and Tchaikovsky’s The Queen of Spades (La Scala), together with productions in Naples, Florence, Parma, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and Scottish Opera. His first new production for Irish National Opera was Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle in October 2018.

Designs for theatre include, for Landmark Productions and Galway International Arts Festival, Arlington (2016), Ballyturk (2014), Misterman (2012 - Irish Times Irish Theatre Award for Best Set Design), all of which played at St Ann’s Warehouse in New York; and Woyzeck in Winter (Galway and Barbican); several productions at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, including The Playboy of the Western World and Mrs Warren’s Profession; Bondagers (Edinburgh Lyceum); Khandan (Royal Court); Mass Observation (Almeida); The Lost Child Trilogy (David Glass Ensemble, with residencies in Vietnam, Indonesia, China, the Philippines & Colombia), and Grief is the Thing with Feathers (Galway, Dublin, New York and Barbican).

Exhibitions include Prague Quadrennials 1999, 2007 and 2011; and World Stage Design 2013 (Best Set Design Award for Misterman).