Stage director and action designer Ran Arthur Braun made his Royal Opera debut in 2012 as movement director for Miss Fortune, directed by Chen Shi-Zheng, and returned in 2015 as fight and flight director for Welsh National Opera’s production of Peter Pan, directed by Keith Warner. He returned in the 2016/17 Season as fight director for Otello, directed by Warner.
Braun initially trained as a pianist and singer at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Drama before studying stage direction at La Monnaie Opera Studio, Brussels. He has been involved in more than 150 productions, which have included engagements for Salzburg Festival, Stuttgart Opera, Croation National Ballet, Komische Oper Berlin, Royal Danish Opera, Polish National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Dutch National Opera, Paris Opéra , Festival Aix en Provence, Berlin State Opera, and a 15-year relationship with Bregenz Festival.
His awards include The Estonian Music and Theatre Award 2010 and the Polish Theatre Awards in 2013 and 2014. He teaches stage combat for The Royal Opera, Centre de Perfeccionament Plácido Domingo in Valencia and the Opera Studio in Amsterdam.
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Welsh National Opera have been perfecting their 'Spiderman' and 'Matrix Walk' moves ahead of Peter Pan's London performances this summer.