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Netia Jones

About this Artist

Netia Jones is a director, designer, and filmmaker in opera, theater, and classical music. She is the director of Lightmap, a mixed media creative studio working in the U.K., Europe, and the U.S.  

Recent projects include Macbeth (New Zealand Opera); The Soldier's Tale (San Francisco Symphony); Le nozze di Figaro (Opéra National de Paris); Orphée (English National Opera); Least like the Other (Irish National Opera); Amadigi, Die Zauberflöte (Garsington Opera); The Dark Mirror: Zender’s Winterreise (Barbican Theatre, Lincoln Center, Shanghai Grand Theatre, Perth International Festival, National Theatre of Taiwan); Atthis, Kafka Fragments (Royal Opera House); Curlew River (Barbican Theatre, Lincoln Center, Cal Performances); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Aldeburgh Festival); Messiah (Bergen National Opera); Alice in Wonderland (LA Phil, Barbican Theatre); The Outcast (Wien Modern); Words and Music (Happy Days International Beckett Festival); Where the Wild Things Are (LA Phil, Barbican Theatre, Aldeburgh Festival); Verklärte Nacht (Orchestre de Chambre de Paris, Bergen National Opera); Marco Polo (Bergen National Opera); Les Illuminations (Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Aldeburgh Festival); and Before Life and After (Transition, King’s Place). 

Together with Lightmap, Netia has created site-specific multimedia performances with large scale external projection mapping, including Everlasting Light at Sizewell nuclear power station, and The Way to the Sea, a performance installation across a whole coastal village (Aldeburgh Festival); Cross Currents at Tilbury Docks; an installation around Messiaen’s Louange à L’Éternité de Jésus at the South Bank Centre, London; and has made film for concerts of music by Schoenberg, Berg, Purcell, Stravinsky, Handel, Bartók, Britten, Blow, Dowland, Berio, and Couperin.