Peter Davison

Peter J. Davison has designed sets for opera, theater, musicals, and ballet since his professional debut in 1988 at London’s National Theatre. He made his San Francisco Opera debut with his set designs for 2009’s Porgy and Bess and returned for the 2011 world premiere of Heart of a Soldier. Other opera credits include The Rake’s Progress, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Cyrano de Bergerac for the Metropolitan Opera; The Queen of Spades for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; Manon Lescaut for Opera Australia; Der Rosenkavalier, Carmen, and Maria Stuarda for English National Opera; Guillaume Tell for Paris Opera; Lucia di Lammermoor at Welsh National Opera; Capriccio for Deutsche Oper Berlin and Turin’s Teatro Regio; Anna Bolena for the Bavarian State Opera; La Rondine at Venice’s La Fenice; Cyrano de Bergerac at Milan’s La Scala; and Mitridate, Re di Ponto for the Salzburg Festival, among others. Davison’s work has been nominated for a Tony and Drama Desk Award (Medea) and Olivier Awards (Medea, Le Cid, and St. Joan). He received “Best Designer” at the Martini/TMA Regional Theatre Awards for Medea and St. Joan and won an award for the musical theater production of Rebecca in Vienna.