Blak Samal

Samal Blak

Born in the Faroe Islands, Samal graduated in Design for Performance from Central Saint Martins London, and won the 2009 Linbury Prize for Stage Design. Samal’s work was chosen to represent the UK as part of the ‘Make/Believe: UK Design for Performance 2011-2015′exhibition at the V&A, previously at the Prague Quadrennial.

Productions include; THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, CARMEN and COSÌFAN TUTTE (Teatro dell'Opera di Roma); HAMLET (Gothenburg Opera); KHOVANSHCHINA (Winner –Best New Production, International Opera Awards 2015); OTELLO(nominated for the 2010 RPS music award for Opera and music theatre), and LIFE IS A DREAM (Birmingham Opera Company); FALSTAFF and FIDELIO (Bucharest National Opera); THE DEVIL INSIDE (nominated for Outstanding Achievement in opera at the UK Theatre Awards 2016), ANTHROPOCENE, IN THE LOCKED ROOM and GHOST PATROL (Winner- South Bank Sky Arts Award for Opera 2013), (Scottish Opera); SVADBA (Festival d’Aix- en-Provence); LES MAMELLES DE TIRESIAS (De Nationale Opera Amsterdam, La Monnaie Brussels, Aldeburgh Music, Juilliard Opera, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence); TOSCA (Opera Ostfold, Norway); EUGEN ONEGIN (Theater an der Wien-in der Kammeroper); GIASONE, AGRIPPINA, SIMON BOCCANEGRA, THE SIEGE OF CALAIS, L’INCORONAZIONE DI POPPEA (English Touring Opera); HAVFRÚGVIN (National Theatre of the Faroe Islands); MACBETH (Geurilla Theatre, Seoul); HOW TO BE AN OTHER WOMAN (Gate Theatre, London) ; TELL ME THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE (Streetwise Opera);THE MADMAN ́S GARDEN (Kultuurikatel Tallinn, Estonia); Y TŵR (Music Theatre Wales); DANCE NATION (Almeida Theatre)

In 2007 he was awarded the Thorvald Poulsen av Steinum award.

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