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Nick Chelton

Lighting designer


English lighting designer Nick Chelton made his Royal Opera debut in 1979 lighting The Rake’s Progress, directed by Elijah Moshinsky. He has since returned to light Macbeth, Samson et Dalila, Tannhäuser and Samson (directed by Moshinsky), Un re in ascolto and Mitridate, re di Ponto (directed by Graham Vick), Medée (directed by Mike Ashman), Eugene Onegin (directed by John Cox) and Troilus and Cressida (directed by Matthew Warchus) for The Royal Opera and Michal Corder’s Number Three for The Royal Ballet.

Chelton has worked as a lighting designer in theatre, opera and music theatre. He has worked regularly with English National Opera, and for opera companies in Paris, Lyons, Geneva, Monte Carlo, Amsterdam, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Turin, Venice, Frankfurt, Berlin, Sydney, Chicago, Houston and Tel Aviv. His many credits include The Cunning Little Vixen (directed by David Pountney) for Welsh National Opera, English National Opera, Scottish Opera and Greek National Opera, Lucia di Lammermoor (directed by Vick) in Turin, Florence and Tel Aviv and Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (directed by Vick) for the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

Chelton’s work in theatre includes lighting design for many plays and musicals in the West End and for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the National Theatre, the Almeida Theatre and the Abbey Theatre, Dublin.