Conor Murphy (scenography and costume design) trained at Wimbledon School of Art and completed an MA in scenography in Utrecht. His opera designs include Orphée et Eurydice and Powder Her Face for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, La clemenza di Tito for Opera North, Lohengrin for the Royal Swedish Opera, The Turn of the Screw for the Nationale Reisopera, The Rake’s Progress for Angers-Nantes Opéra, The Rape of Lucretia for Opera Vlaanderen, Salome for Opéra National de Montpellier, Die Zauberflöte and Lohengrin for the Korean National Opera and the world premieres of Wake by Klaas de Vries for the Nationale Reisopera, Facing Goya by Michael Nyman in Santiago de Compostela, Die Versicherung by Jan Müller-Wieland in Darmstadt and The Country of the Blind by Mark-Anthony Turnage for ENO Contemporary Opera Studio.
He has designed theatre productions for the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, the Bristol Old Vic, the Royal Exchange Theatre and the West Yorkshire Playhouse amongst others.
His dance designs include Tomorrow and Labyrinth of Love for Rambert, Carmen and Giselle for Donlon Dance Company and The Four Seasons for Birmingham Royal Ballet.
He was awarded the bronze medal for Exceptional achievement across all categories at the World Stage Design 2013 exhibition in Cardiff.