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Bruno Poet

Biography

In the 2013/14 Season British lighting designer Bruno Poet creates the lighting design for Alastair Marriott's new ballet Connectome on the main stage and two Royal Opera productions: Kasper Holten’s production of Don Giovanni on the main stage and John Fulljames's production of Quartett in the Linbury Studio Theatre. Poet has previously designed lighting for The Royal Opera’s productions of La donna del lago (directed by Fulljames) on the main stage and Orphée and A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the Linbury Studio Theatre.

Poet has designed lighting for opera productions worldwide. His European work includes Holten’s productions of Béatrice et Bénédict (Theater an der Wien) and of Cavalleria rusticana (Norwegian National Opera), Pagliacci (Norwegian National Opera), Al gran sole carico d’amore (Berlin State Opera), The Cunning Little Vixen (Royal Danish Opera), L’arbore di Diana (Teatro Real, Madrid, and Liceu, Barcelona) and Das Portrait (Bregenz Festival). He has a long association with Opera North, for whom he has designed lighting for productions including La clemenza di Tito and The Makropulos Case, and with Garsington Festival, for whom he has designed lighting for productions including L’Olimpiade, Don Giovanni and Il turco in Italia.

Poet works widely in theatre. He designs lighting regularly for National Theatre productions (including Timon of Athens) and in the West End (including Being Shakespeare). He won an Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design and Knight of Illumination Award for Frankenstein (National Theatre). He also designed lighting for a tour by Sigur Rós.

News and features

Ballet Essentials: The Dream / Connectome / The Concert

Ballet Essentials: The Dream / Connectome / The Concert

30 May 2014

A quick guide to The Royal Ballet's new mixed programme, featuring classic works by Ashton and Robbins as well as a world premiere from Alastair Marriott.