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Matt Haskins

Lighting designer


Lighting designer Matt Haskins made his Royal Opera debut in 2014, creating the lighting design for The Commission/Café Kafka in the Linbury Studio Theatre, and has since returned to create the lighting design for the world premieres of Glare, The Virtues of Things and Sukanya.

Haskins’s opera credits include La traviata, Don Giovanni and The Turn of the Screw for Opera North, Anna Bolena, Roberto Devereux and Maria Stuarda for Welsh National Opera, Babur in London for The Opera Group, Don Pasquale, The Marriage of Figaro, Orfeo and Tolomeo for English Touring Opera and Tobias and the Angel for Young Vic/ETO. His theatre credits include Crocodiles for the Royal Exchange, Manchester, A Bright Room Called Day for Southwark Playhouse, The Years Between for Royal and Derngate, Truth and Reconciliation for Royal Court, Dream Story for Gate Theatre, Peter Pan Goes Wrong (UK Tour) and Yarico for London Theatre Workshop.

Site-specific projects include Walk with Me (Girl Effect/Punchdrunk), Open Outcry (Barclays), Elle Style Awards 2014, Cabaret Les Embiez (Blonstein & Associates) and Dido, Queen of Carthage (Kensington Palace). Haskins’s credits as Associate Lighting Designer include The Master and Margarita for Complicite.

News and features

Opera Essentials: The Virtues of Things

29 April 2015
Opera Essentials: The Virtues of Things

Our quick guide to this world premiere from composer Matt Rogers and librettist Sally O'Reilly, a co-commission between The Royal Opera, Aldeburgh Music and Opera North.