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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: Cinderella (Gillian Lynne), 49th UAE National Day – Seeds of the Union, Bjork’s Cornucopia (The Shed, New York), Billie Eilish Live at the Steve Jobs Theater, Apollo 11 (US Tour), TINA (Broadway, West End, Hamburg, Utrecht), The Lion, the Witch & the WardrobeA Midsummer Night’s Dream and Julius Caesar (Bridge Theatre), StoriesSt George and the Dragon, Light Shining in BuckinghamshireTreasure Island and London Road (National Theatre), Miss Saigon (West End/Broadway), Faith Healer (Donmar Warehouse), Uncle Vanya and From Here to Eternity (West End).  

Opera includes:Carmen (Bregenz Festival), Aida, (Grand Théâtre de Genève) OtelloDon Giovanni and The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny (Royal Opera House), The Merry Widow (English National Opera), Akhnaten (English National Opera/ LA Opera/ The Met, New York), Carmen (English National Opera/ Den Norske Opera), L’arbore di Diana (& Gran Teatre del Liceu), Il TrovatoreDas Liebesverbot (Teatro Real, Madrid), Die Dreigroschenoper (Theatre an der Wein), AmadeusDer 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) and Salome (Palau de les Arts, Valencia).