Click on the thumbnails below to view photographs of Maria's set models, props and awards.


Set model for Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tennessee Williams), Lyric Theatre London 2000 Set model for The Valkyrie, (Wagner) English National Opera 1983 Set model for The Valkyrie, (Wagner) English National Opera 1983 Set model for The Valkyrie, (Wagner) English National Opera 1983 Set model for The Valkyrie, (Wagner) English National Opera 1983 Set model for Siegfried (Wagner), designed for English National Opera but never performed Plenty (David Hare) Almeida Theatre, London 1999 Plenty (David Hare) Almeida Theatre, London 1999 The Rise and Fall of The City of Mahagonny (Brecht & Weill) Teatro Verdi, Florence, Italy 1990 Set model for the ballroom, The Queen of Spades (Tchaikovsky) English National Opera 1987 Model for Proscenium, Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd Webber), Majestic Theatre, New York 1987 Model for Proscenium, Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd Webber), Majestic Theatre, New York 1987 Detail of model for proscenium, Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd Webber), Majestic Theatre, New York 1987 Detail of model for proscenium, Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd Webber), Majestic Theatre, New York 1987 Model for proscenium, Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd Webber), Her Majesty’s Theatre, London 1986 Detail of model for proscenium, Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd Webber), Her Majesty’s Theatre, London 1986 Detail of model for proscenium, Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd Webber), Her Majesty’s Theatre, London 1986 Set model for Britannicus (Racine) Almeida Theatre, London 1998 Set model for Phedre (Racine) Almeida Theatre, London 1998 Set model for the cornfield in Plenty, Almeida Theatre, London 1999 Model for interior wall, Aspects of Love (Lloyd Webber) Prince of Wales Theatre, London 1989 Model for house façade, Aspects of Love (Lloyd Webber) Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1989 Giulietta Trapani award, a prop designed by Maria Bjornson for Aspects of Love (Lloyd Webber) Prince of Wales Theatre, London, 1989  Sculpture made by Maria for her own set design for Phedre at the Almeida Theatre London, 1998 Swedish Guldmasken (Gold Mask) award won by Maria in 1989 for the Phantom of the Opera. American Theatre Tony Awards for Best Costume Design and Best Scenic Design, for The Phantom of the Opera, both awarded in 1987-88. Model of a grand baroque interior, on loan to the Maria Bjornson Archive 19th Century French opera house model and scenery, on loan to the Maria Bjornson Archive

The following photographs are of the tiny furniture and objects Maria and her assistants made for the set models. They are of doll's house size and are often very detailed.

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All photographs by
Jonathan Greet