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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.

Currently for ENO: Akhnaten, The Merry Widow

Previously for ENO: The Marriage of Figaro,  Aida, Carmen

Career Highlights

Notable engagements elsewhere: Peter Pan (WNO/Komische Oper Berlin); Otello, The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny, Don Giovanni, Connectome, I due Foscari, La donna del lago (ROH); Carmen, Don Giovanni (Den Norske); Die Dreigroschenoper, I due Foscari, Béatrice et Bénédict (Theater an der Wien); Carousel, Macbeth, Makropulos Case, Hansel and Gretel, Don Giovanni, Manon, Dido and Aeneas, Les noces, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Roméo et Juliette (Opera North); Carmen (Bregenz); Il trovatore, Der Freischütz, The Cunning Little Vixen, Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci (Royal Danish Theatre); I due Foscari (Los Angeles Opera); Rinaldo (Lyric Opera Chicago); I puritani (Netherlands Opera/Grand Théâtre de Genève); Il trovatore, Macbeth (Opéra Monte Carlo); Al gran sole carico d’amore (Staatsoper Berlin) and 17 seasons at Garsington Opera. He also works extensively in theatre, where his credits include Tina The Musical, From Here to Eternity (West End); Frankenstein (winner of 2012 Best Lighting Design Olivier Award), Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Treasure Island, London Road (RNT); Dusty (UK tour); The Convert (Young Vic); Miss Saigon (also Broadway/US tour), and productions for RSC, Old Vic, Royal Court, Barbican and many other London and regional theatres.

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: 23rd January 2019