Spanish Production Designer Ricardo Pardo studied theatre design at London Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design and has a BA in Interior Architecture from the Superior School of Architecture at the Madrid Polytechnic University. His Opera Designs include Romeo et Juliette (Ingoldstadt-Germany), for Luke Style's Unborn in America (Vaults Festival London), The Marriage of Figaro (Kings Head London) and The Medium (Cochrane Theatre London). He works regularly with Director and designer Antony McDonald as Associate Designer for Hansel and Gretel (Royal Opera House London), Tristan and Isolde (Opera National du Rhin), Julietta (English National Opera) and assisted Antony on many productions, among others Oliver Award Winner Katya Kabanova (Royal Opera House), L'enfant et les Sortileges (Bolshoi Theatre Moscow), La Nozze Di Figaro (La Scala Milan), 4/4 (Royal Opera House), Lohengrin (Greek national Opera), Fiddle on the Roof (Grange Park Opera), Alice (Croatian National Ballet). He has been also Associate Designer for Charles Edward's production of Rigoletto (Opera North) and assisted designer Kevin Knight for director's Paul Curran's productions of Il Trovatore, The Miserly Knight and the Florence Tragedy.

Ricardo has also designed for Theatre and Dance including Suddenly Last Summer (Adam Mickiewicz Theatre Poland), 9 Minutes (Jackson's Lane Theatre London), Richard III (Courtyard Theatre), Mwana (TRON and Traverse theatre Scotland), Spring Time (Glasgow TRON), The Knight and the Crescent Hare (Scotland on Tour), JukeBox ( (TRON and London's Asian Centre), Olympics of the Every day (Bellahouston Sports Centre Glasgow) and Old Bags (Wimbledon Theatre, London). He was the winner of the Philips Lawrence Awards.

TRAINING

BA (Hons) Theatre Design Design for Performance. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design.
BA(Hons) Interior Architecture. Superior School of Architecture Polytechnic University of Madrid
MA History of Painting. Fundacion Fernandez de Castro/Polytechnic University of Madrid.
MSc Materials. Polytechnic University of Madrid.
Languages: Spanish/Galician/Portuguese/Italian
Awards: The Phillip Lawrence Awards