Justin Nardella - designer | English National Opera

Justin Nardella


Justin Nardella studied theatre design at the NIDA, Sydney.

Previously for ENO: War Requiem, Acis and GalateaTristan and Isolde (Associate set designer).

Career Highlights

Theatre productions: Songs for Nobodies (Wilton’s Music Hall); Le Grand Mort (Trafalgar Studios); The Hunting of the Snark (Vaudeville Theatre and UK tour); The Life (Southwark Playhouse); Depths of Dead Love (The Print Room); Legends! (Gordon Frost Organisation); Mr Incredible, Where Do Little Birds Go? (Vault Festival, Edinburgh Fringe); Hansel and Gretel (Opera in Space); Tender Napalm (Brisbane Festival); Orfeo (Brandenburg Orchestra); Silent Disco (Griffin); Before and After (Sydney Theatre Company).

Projection designs: Gianni Schicci, La bohème (iSing Festivals Asia).

Associate designer: international Associate designer on Priscilla Queen of the Desert The Musical; Associate designer to Jean Kalman and Deborah Warner on King Lear (with Glenda Jackson at The Old Vic); collaborated with Tom Pye on Deborah Warner’s The Testament of Mary (co-production Comédie Français and Odeon Theatre, Paris).

Film credits: production designer on Andy X for Jim Sharman and The Scare’s Could Be Bad music video. He has also designed events for brands including Audi, GHD and Aveda.

Awards: inaugural winner of the Australian BMW Young Artist of the Year Award.

Last updated: 27th December 2023