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Jean Kalman

Lighting Designer

Jean Kalman has worked worldwide with leading directors.

Previously for ENO: La bohèmeThe Marriage of FigaroBetween Worlds, The Marriage of Figaro, Thebans, The Magic Flute, Death of Klinghoffer, Eugene Onegin, Messiah, Riders to the Sea, Death in Venice, Peter Grimes, Lohengrin, Rosenkavalier, Mary Stuart, Semele, St John Passion, Diary of One Who Vanished (ENO/RNT).


Career Highlights

Opera lighting credits elsewhere: Der fliegende Holländer (Malmo, Sweden);   Penthesilea (Brussels, Strasbourg); Hänsel und Gretel (Vienna); Don Giovanni (Lyon, Geneva); Carmen (Opéra-Comique); Faust (Naples); Alcina, Les contes d’Hoffmann (La Scala); Tristan und Isolde, Gurrelieder, Lohengrin, Guillaume Tell, Die Zauberflöte, Parsifal, La Juive, St François d’Assise, Castor et Pollux, Carmélites, Marco Polo, The Tempest (Netherlands Opera); Tosca, La Juive, Nabucco, Alcina, Vixen (Paris); Elijah (Japan); Dido and Aeneas, La traviata (Vienna Festival); Tito, Don Giovanni, Fidelio (Glyndebourne); Orfeo, La traviata, Turn of the Screw, Giulio Cesare (ROH); Wozzeck, La Voix humaine, Magic Flute (Opera North); Pelléas (WNO, Brussels); Orlando (Brussels); Turandot, La bohème, Butterfly, Il trittico (Antwerp); Onegin (Venice, Naples); Billy Budd (Madrid); Guillaume Tell, AttilaEugene Onegin (the Met, New York); Elektra (Salzburg, Florence). Recent theatre credits: King Lear (Old Vic); The Testament of Mary (Paris); The Tempest (Salzburger Festsiele).

Awards: won the 1991 Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design for Richard III and White Chameleon (RNT) and Evening Standard Award 2004 Best Lighting for Festen (Almeida/West End).

Last updated: 20th June 2024