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Bruno Poet Lighting Design

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Bruno Poet works extensively in opera, theatre, dance, and live music. Bruno has designed for many of the world’s leading opera houses, with RUSALKA (Sydney Opera House) winning the Australian Green Room Award. He has won three Knight of Illumination Awards, one for USA Awards 2019 for Festival/One-off lighting for Björk’s CORNUCOPIA (with Richard White), one for the Sigur Rós 2013 world tour and one for FRANKENSTEIN at the National Theatre, for which he also won the Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design. In 2020 he received an Olivier Awards nomination for Best Lighting Design for UNCLE VANYA (Harold Pinter Theatre). Credits include: Bjork’s CORNUCOPIA (The Shed, New York); Billie Eilish at Steve Jobs Theatre; APOLLO 11 (US Tour); TINA: THE MUSICAL (Broadway/West End/Broadway/Hamburg); THE LION, tTHE WITCH & THE WARDROBE, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM, JULIUS CAESAR (Bridge Theatre); STORIES, ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON, LIGHT SHINING in Buckinghamshire, TREASURE ISLAND, London Road (National Theatre); MISS SAIGON (West End/Broadway); FAITH HEALER (Donmar Warehouse); FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (West End); THE CONVERT (Young Vic). Opera includes: CARMEN (Bregenz Festival); AIDA, (Grand Théâtre de Genève) OTELLO, DON GIOVANNI, THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY (ROH); THE MERRY WIDOW (ENO); AKHNATEN (ENO/ LA Opera/ Met NY); CARMEN (ENO/ Den Norske Opera); L’ARBORE DI DIANA (& Gran Teatre del Liceu), IL TROVATORE, DAS LIEBESVERBOT (Teatro Real, Madrid); DIE DREIGROSCHENOPER (Theatre an der Wein); AMADEUS, DER FREISCHUTZ, CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN, THE SNOW QUEEN. (Royal Danish Opera); MITRIDATE, RE DI PONTO (Drottningholms Slottsteater); RINALDO (Lyric Opera, Chicago); MACBETH (Opera National du Rhin/Opera Monte Carlo); SALOME (Palau de les Arts, Valencia). Bruno has also designed the lighting for 14 seasons at Garsington Opera. Dance includes: THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER, CONNECTOME (Alastair Marriott/ Royal Ballet); MATERIAL MEN (Shobana Jeyasingh); ELSA CANASTA (Javier de Frutos/ Scottish Ballet) and OTHER STORIES (Royal Ballet).