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Richard Hudson

Set Designer, Costume Designer
He was born in Zimbabwe on 9/6/1954. He studied in his home country and at the Wimbledon School of Art, England. His scenery for the musical The Lion King (Minneapolis, 1997), based on Disney's film under the same title, won numerous awards, such as the Tony Award for Best Scenic Design (1998). He won the Laurence Olivier Award for best scenic design for stagings at the Old Vic Theater, and the Golden Medal for scenic design at the Prague Quadriennale (2003). He has designed scenery and costumes for productions of the Royal Shakespeare Theater, the National Theater of England, the New Vic Theater and the Gate Theater in London. He has worked, among others, for the Royal Opera in London (Covent Garden), the English National Opera (ENO), La Scala in Milan, the Metropolitan Opera of New York, the National Opera in Paris, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Vienna State Opera, the Glyndebourne and the Bregenz Opera Festivals. He has designed scenery for opera houses in Zürich, Munich, Amsterdam, Venice, Florence, Turin, Houston, Washington and Copenhagen. He has collaborated with the Greek National Opera in the triple production of the operas Mavra, The Seven Deadly Sins [Die sieben Todsünden] and Gianni Schicchi, the production of the opera La bohème and in the double production of the operas Eine florentinische Tragödie and Gianni Schicchi. // Last update of the biography: December 2015