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  Designers: Benoit Dugardyn

It is with great sadness that we pass on the terrible news that our lovely friend and client Benoit Dugardyn died suddenly and unexpectedly in Brussels on Saturday‚ 3rd March. He will be very sadly missed as a friend‚ a wonderful colleague and a deeply talented designer. For those of you that knew Benoit well and who might wish to know details of funeral arrangements and the like‚ please do email Peter directly on .

Born in Belgium‚ Benoît Dugardyn graduated as an architect at the University of Leuven and has been deputy technical director at La Monnaie and technical director at the Vlaamse Opera.

Recent and future projects include La Traviata (Magdeburg)‚ Roberto DevereuxMaria Stuarda and Anna Bolena (Canadian Opera Co)‚ Carmen and Faust (Santa Fe)‚ Der Rosenkavalier (Bolshoi)‚ Il Trovatore (Houston Grand Opera)‚ Anna Bolena (Washington National Opera)‚ Otello (Korean National Opera‚ Seoul)‚ Salome (Portland)‚ Die Fledermaus (Geneva) and Iolanta & Francesca da Rimini (Theater an der Wien) all with Stephen Lawless; RigolettoL’Elisir d’Amore and Cavalleria Rusticana / Pagliacci (Oscarsborgs Operaen) with Stein Winge‚ La Cenerentola (Erfurt) with Lynne Hockney‚ Oresteia (Muziektheater Transparant) with Caroline Petrick‚ Werther (Buenos Aires)‚ Un Ballo in maschera (Theater Biel Solothurn)‚ Lakmé (Theater Bonn and Opera Theatre Metz Métropole) with Paul-Emile Fourny‚ and La princesse de Trébizonde for Opéra Théâtre de Saint-Etienne.

Credits include Die Fledermaus (Glyndebourne‚ Geneva‚ Graz); Ariodante (Halle); The Bartered BrideTsar’s Bride and L’isola disabitata (Frankfurt); Don Chisciotte in Sierra Morena (Innsbruck‚ Holland Festival); Die Zauberflöte (Opera Zuid); La bohème (Malmö); Der Ring des NibelungenSalome (Nuremberg); La clemenza di Tito (Dallas‚ Minnesota‚ ROH); Il trovatore (Los Angeles‚ Washington‚ Gothenburg‚ Toronto‚ San Diego‚ Tel Aviv‚ Genova‚ Saarbrücken); Simon Boccanegra (New Zealand Festival); Wozzeck (Braunschweig); Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Delphin Poulopeau (Strasbourg); Le nozze di Figaro (Glimmerglass); Venus and Adonis and Dido and Aeneas (Innsbruck‚ Antwerp); Tosca (Oscarsborg Opera); Orfeo ed Euridice (Theater an der Wien); La Strada (Vlaamse Opera) and Maria Stuarda/Roberto Devereux/Anna Bolena (Dallas).

For examples of Benoît’s work please visit his website at

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