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Rick Fisher

Biography

American lighting designer Rick Fisher designed lighting for The Royal Opera’s production of Wozzeck, shown in the 2013/14 Season. He has also designed lighting for The Tsarina’s Slippers for The Royal Opera. In 2011 he designed lighting for Tarik O’Regan’s new opera Heart of Darkness (ROH2/Opera East, Linbury Studio Theatre).

Fisher was born in Philadelphia but now lives in London. He has worked widely in opera, dance and theatre. For Santa Fe he has designed lighting for productions including Wozzeck, Albert Herring, Madama Butterfly, La Grande-Duchesse de Gérolstein and Les Pêcheurs de perles. His other opera work includes Turandot and The Fiery Angel (Bolshoi), Turandot (English National Opera), Peter Grimes (Norwegian National Opera), Der fliegende Holländer (Vilnius), Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Maometto II (Garsington Festival) and Falstaff (LA Opera).

In dance, Fisher’s credits include Swan Lake (London, Los Angeles and Broadway) for Matthew Bourne. He has designed lighting for West End productions including The Audience, The Judas Kiss and Chariots of Fire, and for Billy Elliot the Musical (Victoria Palace, Broadway and Australia). He has received two Olivier Awards for Best Lighting Design, and Tony Awards for Billy Elliot and An Inspector Calls (Broadway).