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Jean Kalman

Lighting Designer

Jean Kalman has worked worldwide with leading directors.  He is an Associate Artist at the RSC.

Currently for ENO: The Marriage of Figaro

Previously for ENO: Between Worlds, The Marriage of Figaro, Thebans, The Magic Flute, Death of Klinghoffer, Eugene Onegin, Figaro, Bohème, 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: Penthesilea (Brussels, Strasbourg); Hänsel und Gretel (Vienna); (Don Giovanni (Lyon, Geneva); Carmen (Opéra-Comique); Faust (Naples); Alcina, Les contes d’Hoffmann (La Scala); 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 Aeneasi, 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, Met); Elektra (Salzburg, Florence).

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: 15th March 2018