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Anders Poll

Lighting designer


Danish lighting designer Anders Poll made his Royal Opera debut in 2013 on Les Vêpres siciliennes, directed by Stefan Herheim.

Poll began his career working in the Copenhagen Public Theatre, designing the lighting for shows including Ubu, Inside the Walls and Treasure Island. In 1990 he was appointed as a lighting designer for the Nørrebros Theatre, where he designed lighting for shows including Praise Life, Biloxi Blues and Interchanges to Paradise. In 1999 he became lighting designer for the Royal Danish Theatre, where he has designed lighting for ballets including Nikolaj Hübbe’s stagings of La Bayadère and The Nutcracker, Alexei Ratmansky’s The Golden Cockerel and Tim Rushton’s Cinderella and Chalk, and for music theatre pieces including Henze’s Il Cimarrón.

Poll’s previous work with Herheim includes the lighting design for his productions of Lulu (Royal Danish Opera) and La bohème (Norwegian National Opera).