Recipient of the silver medal at the Prague Quadrennial — 1995 international exhibition of stage design and theatre architecture and the Golden Triga Award for Chekhov exhibition together with other Russian designers (2007).
Recipient of  four Golden Sofit, St Petersburg’s most prestigious theatre prizes, for “Best set designs” for The Nose and Dead Souls (Mariynsky Theatre, 2004 and 2011), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Theatre Carambole, 2010), Rodin (Boris Eifman Ballet Theatre, 2012). 
Recipient of four Russia’s national Golden Mask theatre prizes for “Best designs in musical theatre” for his productions of Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Musical Theatre, Rostov-on-Don, 2005), Jenufa, Dead Souls (Mariynsky Theatre, 2008, 2012) and The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Theatre Carambole, 2010).
Recipient of Seagull prize for Bullets uver Broadway (Pushkin Theatre, 2007).
Recipient of the Crystal Turandot, Moscow’s most prestigious theatre prize, for “Best set designs” for The Humpbacked Horse (Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre, 2008).
Recipient of the Oleg Tabakov Award (for The Humpbacked Horse at the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre, 2009).

Зиновий Марголин


Graduated from the Byelorussian Academy of Arts in 1982. Was engaged as the principal designer with the Byelorussian Youth Theatre and has designed productions for the Moscow Russian Army Theatre (The Winded Horse) and St Petersburg’s Grand Drama Theatre (Les Caprices de Marianne, Californian Suite, The Dresser, Quartet and The Night Before Christmas).

Since 1998, he was the principal stage designer of the Saint-Petersburg Chamber Opera Company, where he designed productions including Siegfried Matthus’ Die Weise von Liebe und Tod des Cornets Christoph Rilke, The Queen of Spades and Madama Butterfly.

Among his works are:
Boris Godunov (National Academic Opera Theatre of the Republic of Byelorussia, 2001), the musicals Nord-Ost and The Sound of Music (Moscow, 2002), Le Boulevard du Crime (Yevgeny Vakhtangov Theatre, 2003), Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Rostov Musical Theatre, 2003, 2004), Anna Karenina, The Seagull, Eugene Onegin, Rodin, Tchaikovsky. Pro et Contra and The Pygmalion Effect (St Petersburg Boris Eifman Ballet Theatre; 2005-2019), The Humpbacked Horse, The Pickwick Club (Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre; 2008, 2009), and the musical The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (Children’s Musical Theatre Carambole, 2009), L’italiana in Algeri (Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Moscow Music Theatre, 2013), Eugene Onegin (Mikhailovsky Theatre, 2014).

At the Moscow’s Pushkin Drama Theatre he designed Bullets Over Broadway (2007), Locusts (2008), The Robbers (2009), Much Ado About Nothing (2011), The Great Magic (2012), Is He Dead? (2012), The Marriage of Figaro (2014), The Kamerny Theatre (2014), The House That Swift Built (2016), Oranges & Lemons (2017), Shakespeare in Love (2018).

At the Mariinsky Theatre he has designed the operas The Nose (2004), The Tsar’s Bride (2004), Tristan und Isolde (2005), The Gambler (2007), Jenufa (2007), Benvenuto Cellini (2007), Otello (2007, new stage version 2015), Smelkov’s The Brothers Karamazov (2008), Shchedrin’s Dead Souls (2011), Les Contes d’Hoffmann (2011), Dargomyzhsky’s Rusalka (2013) and Shostakovich’s ballet The Golden Age (2006).

At the Bolshoi Theatre he has designed the operetta Die Fledermaus (stage director Vasily Barkhatov, 2010), operas Prince Igor (directed by Yuri Lubimov, 2013), Le Nozze di Figaro (directed by Evgeny Pisarev, 2015) and Il Barbiere di Siviglia (directed by Evgeny Pisarev, 2018).

His work also includes: Anna Karenina at the Wiener Staatsoper (2009), Khovanshchina, The Gambler and Madama Batterfly at the Theatre Basel (2015, 2018, 2019), La Damnation de Faust at the Nationaltheater Mannheim (2015), Die Soldaten at the Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden (2016), L’Invisible at the Deutsche oper Berlin (2017), Eugene Onegin at the Royal Swedish Opera (Stockholm, 2018).