Julia Noulin-Merat
julia noulin-mérat is a triple American, Canadian and French citizen. Ms Noulin-Mérat is the principal designer at Noulin-Merat Studio,an intrepid NYC production design firm that specializes in Theater, Film & TV, with an emphasis in Opera and immersive site specific theatre. In addition to her work as Associate Producer for Boston Lyric Opera, Julia Noulin-Mérat is the Director of Design and Production for Guerilla Opera, and resident set designer for Attic Theater and Exit, Pursued By a Bear in New York.  She has designed over 300 opera, theater and television productions, including 15 new operas and 22 new plays.  

Ms Noulin-Mérat was nominated for the Rising Star Award in design. She was selected to participate at the USITT Young Designers’ Forum in Houston, Texas. She won the honorable mention/ Barbizon Award for her design of the production First Blush and she was selected to participate at the First Word Stage Design Exhibition in Toronto. She has been the set designer for NYC The Drama League for the past 6 years. Ms. Noulin-Mérat earned ArtsImpulse's Theatre Award Best Boston Set Design for her production of The Rape of Lucretia and Best Opera for Gallo, and designed NY Times critic's pick These Seven Sicknesses and the Light Princess. These past two years, she was nominated by Broadwayworld for best set design for her productions of Hairspray and Legally Blonde with Summer Theatre New Canaan.

Ms Noulin-Mérat has a BFA from Concordia University, Montreal, in Design for the Theatre, a MSc in Arts Administration for Performing Arts from Boston University; and an MFA in Scenic Design from Boston University. In addition to her degrees, Julia has studied at Central Saint Martins in London and University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Ms Noulin-Mérat is an adjunct professor at Pace University, NY teaching scenic design.



​Select opera work: Clemency, La Traviata, In the Penal Colony (Boston Lyric Opera), Bluebeard's Castle (Opera Omaha), Madama Butterfly (Opera New Jersey, El Paso Opera); Xerxes (Connecticut Early Music Festival, Northampton Academy of Music); Lucia di Lammermoor, Cosi Fan Tutte (Commonwealth Opera); Carmen (Buck Hill Skytop Music Festival); Giver of Light, Bovinus Rex, Loose Wet Perforated, Heart of a Dog, Say it Ain't So, Joe, Gallo, Troubled Water, No Exit (Guerilla Opera), The Barber of Seville (Opera Institute), The Elixir of Love, Cold Sassy Tree (Sugarcreek Festival), L'Heure Espagnole, L'Enfant et les Sortileges, Transformations, The Rape of Lucretia (Boston Conservatory); Little Red Riding Hood and The Telephone (Opera Boston); Il Barbiere di Siviglia (Loftopera), Susannah (Ashlawn Opera); The Return of Ulysses (Opera Omnia); La Descente d'Oprhee (Gotham Chamber Opera). 
Select theatre work:  Penelope of Ithaca, November (Hangar Theatre), The Notebook of Trigorin, Dark Rapture, Moonchildren, The Argument, The Tutors (Attic Theatre), These Seven Sicknesses, Lesser Mercies, King Lear, Arok of Java, Greater Angels (Exit, Pursued By A Bear); Haunted House (Audax Theatre- Irish Art Centre), The Last Days of Judas Iscariot (Gerald Lynch Theatre- LCT), Dark Play or Stories for Boys, Memory House and The Firebugs (Apollinaire Theatre); Neighbors (Company One); These Seven Sicknesses -NY TIMES CRITIC'S PICK, Restoration Comedy (The Flea Theater).
Select musical work: Sweeney Todd (Gerald Lynch Theatre- LCT); Rocky Horror Show (Hangar Theatre); Legally Blonde, Grease, Hairspray (nominated for Best Set Design in Connecticut), South Pacific, (STONC).
Select young audience works: The Light Pincess (New Victory Theatre, American Repertory Theatre- NY TIMES CRITIC'S PICK); The Pirate Princess (American Repertory Theatre); Click Clack Moo, Pinkalicious, Homer Figg (Orlando Repertory Theatre); Androcles and the Lion (Hangar theatre)
Select TV work: Guiding Light (CBS), Inside The Actors Studio: Jim Carrey (Bravo).

UPCOMING PROJECTS​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Romeo and Juliet - Commonwealth Shakespeare - July 2017
One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's Free Shakespeare On the Common takes up residence once again with Shakespeare’s drama of doomed teenage love, Romeo & Juliet. The Capulet and Montague families have been engaged in a multi-generational feud, causing much distress and havoc in the city of Verona; but when young Romeo, son of the Montagues', meets Juliet, the daughter of the Capulets', their immediate love blossoms and accepts no barriers, with tragic results.

Dido and Aenas- Pegasus Music - August 2017
The first English opera, composed in 1688 and still fresh, tuneful and engaging, tells the story of Dido, Queen of Carthage, and her doomed relationship with the Trojan Prince Aeneas, bound by fate to abandon her for Italy. In the course of the drama we also meet a wicked sorceress, a drunken sailor, and various witches, spirits, and courtiers, all wrapped in emotionally affecting music from heartbreaking to comedic. 

The Ring - Variety 57 - October 2017

Tosca - Boston Lyric Opera - October 2017
Against a backdrop of war, chaos and corruption, a singer named Floria Tosca must give the performance of a lifetime to save the man she loves. Set in early 1800s Italy, Tosca is the passionate, sweeping story of three strong-willed characters destined to become masters and victims of their own fate.

Tosca - Opera Omaha - November 2018

Falstaff - Opera Omaha - February 2018

Rigoletto - Minnesota Opera - March 2018
Verdi’s sinister tragedy. This time-honored tale of seduction and bitter revenge is boldly imagined in this new production. The disfigured jester Rigoletto must do everything in his power to protect his innocent daughter from the lecherous Duke of Mantua before she falls into his clutches. Brimming with rich melodies and featuring the famous aria “La donna è mobile,” Rigoletto tragically unfurls as it races toward its devastating conclusion.

Three Penny Opera - Boston Lyric Opera - March 2018

Eugene Onegin - Boston Conservatory - Boston 2018

UPCOMING PRODUCING PROJECTS

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