Alison Chitty was resident designer at the National Theatre in London for eight years where she regularly collaborated with Sir Peter Hall. Her productions there include Mike Leigh’s Grief and Two Thousand Years, Scenes from the Big Picture and The Voysey Inheritance, for which she won an Olivier Award. In 2010 they hosted a major retrospective of her work. Equally active in the field of opera, she has designed productions for the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, English National Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Staatsoper Berlin, Opera National de Paris, Staatsoper Munich, Teatro La Fenice Venice and in Dallas, Seattle, Santa Fe and Geneva. Recent productions include Harrison Birtwistle’s The Minotaur (available on Opus Arte) at Covent Garden, Rigoletto for La Fenice and Betrothal in a Monastery in Toulouse.