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Adam Silverman

Lighting designer


American lighting designer Adam Silverman made his Royal Opera debut in 2010 on Adriana Lecouvreur, directed by David McVicar, and his Royal Ballet debut in 2013 on Christopher Wheeldon’s Aeternum. He has since returned to create the lighting design for Andrea Chénier, directed by McVicar for The Royal Opera, for The Last Hotel, a co-commission and co-production between Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera, for Arthur Pita’s The Wind for The Royal Ballet and for Lohengrin, directed by David Alden, for The Royal Opera. He returns in the 2018/19 Season as lighting designer for Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui's Medusa.

Silverman trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts and now works extensively in opera, theatre and dance. Opera credits include Un ballo in maschera for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Gloriana for Teatro Real, Madrid, Otello, Billy Budd, Julius Caesar, Peter Grimes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Turn of the Screw and Jenufa for English National Opera, and Norma and the ‘Eight Little Greats’ season for Opera North. He has also worked for companies including Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, Bregenz Festival, Dutch National Opera, Liceu, Barcelona, Bavarian State Opera, Hamburg State Opera, San Francisco Opera and the Aix-en-Provence Festival.

In dance, Silverman works regularly with Michael-Keegan-Dolan, his credits including Swan Lake/Loch na hEala, Rian, and The Rite of Spring. In theatre he regularly works with Enda Walsh, including Grief is a Thing with Feathers, The Second Violinist, Arlington, Ballyturk and Misterman. Additional theatre credits include designs on Broadway and the West End, for the National Theatre, Théâtre du Châtelet, Toneel Group Amsterdam, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Almeida, the Gate and the Young Vic.