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 350 opera, theater and television productions, including 15 new operas and 22 new plays.  

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. 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 designed for NYC The Drama League for 6 years.  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, Tosca, The Rake's Progress, In the Penal Colony (Boston Lyric Opera), Bluebeard's Castle, Cosi Fan Tutte, Tosca (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, Eugene Onegin (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); Rigoletto (Minnesota 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).