Julia Noulin-Mérat
julia noulin-mérat
producer, set designer
  
julia noulin-mérat is a triple American, Canadian and French citizen. Ms Noulin-Mérat is an international producer and production designer and the founder of Noulin-Mérat 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 co-artistic director 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 and produced 50 shows. She has commissioned new works from composers; Hannah Lash, Andy Vores, Adam Roberts.

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 three years, she was nominated by Broadwayworld for best set design for her productions of Hairspray, Kiss Me Kate 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 a proud awardee through Opera America of the Women Opera Network mentorship program

With TEDx UNO, she has given a lecture on Opera as a modern art form. Noulin-Mérat has taught and lectured at Yale University, Boston University, Northeastern University, Suny Albany, Perpedine University, and is currently an adjunct professor at Pace University.  

​Select opera work: Clemency, La Traviata, Tosca, The Rake's Progress, In the Penal Colony, The Threepenny opera (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);  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), L'Heure Espagnole, Scalia/ Ginsburg (Castleton Festival); La Descente d'Oprhee (Gotham Chamber Opera); Rigoletto (Minnesota Opera); Le Mond a l'envers (Wolf Trap Opera). 

Select theatre work:  Penelope of Ithaca, November (Hangar Theatre), The Notebook of Trigorin, Dark Rapture, Moonchildren, The Argument, The Tutors, Jericho (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 EMMA and MAX -NY TIMES CRITIC'S PICK (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, Kiss Me Kate (STONC).

Select young audience works: The Light Princess (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).

  1. Managing Director
    Liz Sherrier ASSISTANT SET DESIGNER
  2. Managing Director
    TECHNICAL CONSULTANT Mark Digiovanni
  3. Managing Director
    STUDIO ASSOCIATE Bruno Baker
  4. Managing Director
    SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER