This website is an index of Deborah Warner’s productions and installations since 1980, assembled on a chronological basis.  It is a work in progress and will be added to periodically. 

Lyon production photos © Paul Foster-Williams / London production photos © Robert Workman

Messiah, 2009 / 2012

George Frederic Handel

Text by Charles Jennens

2009 English National Opera, London
2012 Opéra de Lyon, France

English National Opera and Opéra de Lyon co-production 

Performances: London November 27 - December 11 2009; Lyon 3 - 14 December 2012

Creative Team

Conductor - Laurence Cummings

Director - Deborah Warner

Set Design - Tom Pye

Costume Design - Moritz Junge

Lighting - Jean Kalman

Choreographer - Kim Brandstrup

Video Design London - Leo Warner, Lysander Ashton, Tom Pye

Video Design Lyon - 59 Productions

2009 London Cast

Soprano - Sophie Bevan

Alto - Catherine Wyn-Rogers

Tenor - John Mark Ainsley 

Bass - Brindley Sherratt 

Child - Max Craig

Treble - Harry Bradford / Louis Watkins 

Dancers - Laura Caldrow, Joy Constantinides, Elisabetta d'Aloia, Christian From, Simon Jaymes, Anthony Kurt-Gabel, Tim Lamford, Elizabeth Mischler, Joanna O'Keeffe, Fredrik Persson

2012 Lyon Cast

Soprano - Sophie Bevan

Alto - Catherine Wyn-Rogers

Tenor - Andrew Kennedy

Bass - Andrew Foster-Williams

Child - Marty De La Torre


Dancers - Elizabetta d'Aloia, Junior B-vyss, Laura Caldrow, Melina Faka, Christian From, Daniel Hay-Gordon, Mickael Ing, Simon Jaymes, Stephen Kennedy, Lancelo, Christophe Waksmann