Chimelong Safari Park is one of a cluster of leisure attractions and hotels in Guangzhou run by the Chimelong Group, it is the biggest wildlife theme park in Asia. Simon has a twenty-year association with the group since designing lighting for Night Zoo, which opened in 2000. Continue reading
Opera by Giuseppe Verdi, presented by Oldenburgisches Staatstheater in December 2019. Continue reading
Opera by Giuseppe Verdi, presented by Opera Holland Park in the summer of 2019. Continue reading
A new piece of musical theatre for children based on the play written by Carlo Gozzi in 1765. The show was developed from a version of the play written by David Bridel, it was adapted by Qi Xiaoyun, with music by Wuwei. The Green Bird was supported by the Chinese National Art Foundation. Continue reading
Opera by Giuseppe Verdi. Presented at Opera Holland Park in the summer of 2018.
The production was revived at Opera Holland Park in the summer 2021 Continue reading
Opera by Richard Strauss. Presented by Göteborg Opera in 2018
A co-production with Opera North, presented in Leeds and on tour in 2023
Simon Corder was honoured as a Knight Of Illumination in 2017.
Winner of The Robert Juliat Award for Opera for his lighting of The Queen of Spades – “Simon utilised the natural decay of the evening light. His lighting design constantly controlled the audience’s eye, guiding to where the focus was supposed to be. Unlike the natural, comfortable and exciting darkness, he created a claustrophobic, suffocating and intense darkness.” – Alexandra Coghlan
Sunday 17th September marked the tenth anniversary of the prestigious Knight of Illumination (KOI) Awards and the reveal of the 2017 Winners, was held at the Eventim Apollo in London. During the dazzling evening event, many respected designers were ‘knighted’ – and bestowed with the iconic KOI sword.
Refurbishment and development of the sea lion gallery at Artis Zoo, Amsterdam. Continue reading
Opera by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, presented by Opera Holland Park in the summer of 2016.
“The nightmarish hallucinatory quality of the music in the final scenes is reflected in lighting designer Simon Corder’s shifting play of light and shadows.” – Clare Colvin, Daily Express, 7 August 2016
“There are some wonderful moments early on, where sudden tricks of light make Herman’s social world look sinister and grotesque, and we become acutely aware of the proximity of reality and nightmare in his mind.” – Tim Ashley, The Guardian, 3 August 2016 Continue reading
Opera by Vincenzo Bellini, presented by Teatro Lirico di Cagliari in 2014. Continue reading