About Sue

Sue Willmington

Born in North Yorkshire. Studied Fine Art at Maidstone College of Art and Theatre Design at the Motley Theatre Design School.

Opera work…

Der Freischutz directed by Stephen Lawless at Virginia Opera. Tristan & Isolde directed by Christopher Alden at Badisches State Opera, Karlsruhe. Wild Geese directed by Duncan MacFarland, Taiyuan Dance Troupe, ChinaFlying Dutchman and Otello at Korean National Opera in Seoul directed by Stephen Lawless. Owen Wingrave at the Aldeburgh festival and the Edinburgh Festival directed by Neil Bartlett. Artus at Theatre St Gallen in Switzerland and Boheme at the Royal Albert Hall in London directed by Francesca Zambello. Simon Boccanegra at the National Theatre in Prague directed by David Pountney. Pilgrim’s Progress at English National Opera directed by Yoshi Oida. Faust at Opera North & Birgitta Festival, Tallinn directed by Ran Braun & Rob Kearley. Norma at Opera North, Chemnitz, Bordeaux and English National Opera (Receiver of the T.M.A. award for best opera production and nominated for the International Opera Prize for best production). A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Also at the Stanislavsky Music Theatre, Moscow, receiver of the Gold Mask for best opera) and Makropulos Case at English National Opera. Il Prigioniero and La Vide Breve at Greek National Opera. At Opera North, The 8 Little Greats including Djamileh at Opera National de Lyon all directed by Christopher Alden. Der Rosenkavalier at the Bolshoi Theatre, Faust at Santa Fe Opera Festival and Orfeo & Euridice at Theater an der Wien all directed by Stephen Lawless. Carmen at the National Centre for Performing Arts in Beijing directed by Francesca Zambello. La Rondine at La Fenice, Venice directed by Graham Vick. Additional costumes for Phantom, The Spectacular in Las Vegas directed by Harold Prince.

Past theatre includes…

Afterlife at Royal National Theatre. Embers at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Democracy at the Royal National Theatre and New York and. Sydney. Love in a Wood, The Duchess of Malfi, Don Carlos, Richard II, The White Devil, Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure all at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Past opera includes…

Ariodante at Halle Opera House in Germany. Showboat and Boheme at the Royal Albert Hall. La Vide Breve, Francesca da Rimini, Pagliacci and Djamileh for Opera North. Il Trovatore at Opera Bastille in Paris, Katya Kabanova at La Fenice in Venice. Oedipus Rex and La Cleopatra in Graz and the Marinsky Theatre, St Petersburg, Capriccio at Teatro Regio in Turin. Die Schweigsame Frau, Don Carlos and La Fancuilla del West at Zurich Opera, Switzerland. La Clemenza di Tito at Dallas Opera and Royal Opera House, London. Porgy and Bess, Fidelio and Nabucco on the lake stage at the Bregenz Festival.