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Camellia Koo



Camellia Koo is a Toronto based set and costume designer for theatre, opera, dance and site-specific performance installations. Recent designs for opera and ballet include Turandot (Helikon Opera, Moscow), The Rape of Lucretia(Banff Centre/Against the Grain), Rocking Horse Winner (Tapestry New Opera), Sleeping Beauty (Ballet Jörgen Canada), Macbeth (Minnesota Opera), Carmen and The Tales of Hoffman(Edmonton Opera), Maria Stuarda(Pacific Opera Victoria), The Lighthouse(Boston Lyric Opera), Pélleas et MélisandeTurn of the Screw and La Bohéme (Against the Grain). Recent designs for theatre include collaborations with The Shaw Festival, and The Stratford Festival amongst others across Canada. Camellia has received six Dora Mavor Moor Awards (Toronto), a Sterling Award (Edmonton), a Chalmers Award Grant, shared the 2006 Siminovitch Protégé Prize, team prizewinner at the 2011 Opera Europa Directing Prize, and most recently the 2016 Virginia and Myrtle Cooper Award for Costume Design.