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Bruno Poet

Lighting Designer

Bruno Poet has designed for many of the world’s leading opera houses with Rusalka (Sydney Opera House) winning the Australian Green Room Award. He has won three Knight of Illumination Awards for Björk’s Cornucopia, Sigur rós World Tour and Frankensteinat RNT (also Olivier Award for Best Lighting). In 2020 he was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for TINA: The Tina Turner Musical and an Olivier Award for Uncle Vanya.

Previously for ENO: Akhnaten, The Merry Widow, The Marriage of Figaro,  Aida.

Career Highlights

Opera credits include: The Hours (Met); Nabucco (Steinbruch Festival); Alcina (Garsington); Rigoletto (Opera North); Carmen (Bregenz); Aida (Grand Théâtre de Genève); Otello, Don Giovanni, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (ROH); Il trovatore (LA Opera); The Merry Widow (ENO); Akhnaten (ENO/LA Opera/Met); Carmen (ENO/Den Norske Opera); Il trovatore, Das Liebesverbot (Teatro Real, Madrid); Amadeus, Der Freischütz, Cunning Little Vixen, Snow Queen (Royal Danish Opera); Salome (Valencia)

Other credits include: Pet Shop Boys: Dreamworld Tour (world tour); Cinderella (Gillian Lynne Theatre); 50th National Day, 49th National Day – Seeds of the Union (UAE); Björk’s Cornucopia (The Shed, New York); Billie Eilish (Steve Jobs Theatre); Apollo 11 (US tour); TINA: The Tina Turner Musical (Broadway/West End/US Tour/Hamburg/ Utrecht); Stories, St George and the Dragon, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (RNT); Miss Saigon (Broadway/West End/Tour); Uncle Vanya (West End).

Awards: He won Knight of Illumination awards for Frankenstein in 2011 and for Icelandic band Sigur Ros world tour in 2013. He was nominated for another Knight of Illumination Award for their 2017/18 tour.

Last updated: 4th July 2023