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Bruno Poet

Bruno Poet

Lighting Designer

Bruno Poet works extensively in opera, theatre, dance and live music. Bruno has designed for many of the world’s leading opera houses. 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 was nominated for a Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Lighting Design for TINA and an Olivier Award for Uncle Vanya.

Credits include: Alicia Keys USA Summer Arena Tour; Pet Shop Boys: Dreamworld Tour (World Tour); Cinderella (Gillian Lynne Theatre/Broadway); 51st National Day, 50th National Day and 49th National Day – Seeds of the Union (UAE); 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/Utrecht); The Lion, the Witch & the WardrobeA Midsummer Night’s Dream, Julius Caesar (Bridge Theatre); StoriesSt George and the Dragon, Light Shining in BuckinghamshireTreasure Island, London Road (National Theatre); Miss Saigon (West End/Broadway); Faith Healer (Donmar Warehouse); Uncle Vanya, From Here to Eternity (West End).  

Opera includes: The Hours (Metropolitan Opera); Nabucco (Steinbruch Festival, Austria); Alcina (Glyndebourne Opera); Carmen (Bregenz Festival); Aida, (Grand Théâtre de Genève) OtelloDon 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 TrovatoreDas Liebesverbot (Teatro Real, Madrid); Die Dreigroschenoper (Theatre an der Wein); Der FreischutzCunning Little VixenThe Snow Queen. (Royal Danish Opera); Mitridatere di Ponto (Drottningholms Slottsteater); Rinaldo (Lyric Opera, Chicago); Macbeth (Opera National du Rhin/Opera Monte Carlo); Salome (Palau de les Arts, Valencia).