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Anders Poll


Danish lighting designer Anders Poll makes his Royal Opera debut in the 2013/14 Season, creating the lighting design for Stefan Herheim's new production of Les Vêpres siciliennes.

Poll began his career working in the Copenhagen Public Theatre, designing the lighting for shows including Ubu, Inside the Walls and Treasure Island. In 1990 he was appointed as a lighting designer for the Nørrebros Theatre, where he designed lighting for shows including Praise Life, Biloxi Blues and Interchanges to Paradise. In 1999 he became lighting designer for the Royal Danish Theatre, where he has designed lighting for ballets including Hübbe’s stagings of La Bayadère and The Nutcracker, Ratmansky’s The Golden Cockerel and Rushton’s Cinderella and Chalk, and for music theatre pieces including Henze’s Il Cimarrón.

Poll's previous work with Herheim includes the lighting design for his productions of Lulu (Royal Danish Opera) and La bohème (Norwegian National Opera).