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Paul Pyant Lighting Design

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A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, he has created the lighting design for numerous international projects, including West End and Broadway productions of operas, ballets, musicals and dramas, and has worked for many years with Glyndebourne Opera (UK), the English National Opera, the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, the National Theatre, the English National Ballet, the Donmar Warehouse, the Almeida Theatre and the Northern Ballet Theatre. His opera lighting designs have brought him world-wide recognition. In 2015, he created the lighting design for numerous productions, including MY NIGHT WITH REG at the Apollo Theatre, THE NETHER at the Royal Court and the Duke of York’s Theatre, HAY FEVER at the Theatre Royal Bath and the Duke of York’s Theatre, A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE for the Touring Consortium Theatre, FIDELIO for Opera Omaha, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (directed by Mike Leigh) at the English National Opera, BETROTHAL IN A MONASTERY at the Théâtre du Capitole, Toulouse, as well as THE CORRIDOR & THE CURE for the Aldeburgh Festival in Covent Garden, and THE SNOW QUEEN for the Vienna State Ballet and the Czech State Ballet in Prague. At the Rose Theatre in Kingston, he created the lighting design for THE WARS OF THE ROSES, directed by Trevor Nunn. Most recently, he designed the lighting for TALKING HEADS and SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER at the Theatre Royal Bath, and for HAMLET (directed by Stephen Langridge) at the Göteborgsopera in Sweden.