2017 Winner of The Robert Juliat Award for


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Simon Corder

Queen of Spades

SHORTLISTED: Jon Clark for Hamlet at Glyndebourne Festival Opera, and Bernd Purkrabek for Cosi Fan Tutte at The Royal Opera House.

KOI Judges’ comments


“Simon utilised the natural decay of the evening light. His lighting design constantly controlled the audience’s eye, guiding to where the focus was supposed to be. Unlike the natural, comfortable and exciting darkness, he created a claustrophobic, suffocating and intense darkness.”

Alexandra Coghlan