Set and Costume Designer
Crispin is a young Director and Designer working in London, having recently graduated from Durham University where he studied Music. His interest in Opera started at the age of 11, when he performed in the children’s chorus for a variety of Royal Opera House and Glyndebourne productions including Carmen, Tosca, Hansel und Gretel and The Queen of Spades. Over the following three years he sang a number of solo roles, including Shepherd Boy in Tosca with Opera Holland Park, Cobweb in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Royal College of Music, and Miles in The Turn of the Screw at Snape Maltings.
Whilst studying for his degree he directed three productions with the Durham Opera Ensemble: Carmen, Orpheus ed Euridice and a selection of opera scenes connected by an original narrative entitled The Voyage: Scenes of Travel. After graduating, he was with Universal Music for a year as a Publicist, but now works solely as a Designer and Director. His most recent credits include Assistant Director for Written on Skin (Melos Sinfonia) and The Lighthouse (Shadwell Opera), and has held observerships at English National Opera, Erratica, and The Place.
He is also Artistic Director of MaloMalo, a contemporary Queer performing arts organisation. In 2018, he will travel to Glasgow to observe with Scottish Opera on Flight and Greek, and to Cardiff with National Opera Studio as Assistant Director on their Welsh National Opera residency.