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Bruno Poet works extensively in opera, theatre, dance, live music and on large scale events. He won three Knight of Illumination Awards, for Sigur Ros, Björk, and Frankenstein at the National Theatre, for which he also won the Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design. He was nominated for a Tony Award for Tina: The Tina Turner Musial on Broadway.

Awards and Nominations

2022 Green Room Award nomination for Miss Saigon in Australia

2022 WhatsOnStage Award nomination for Best Lighting Design for Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella.

2020 Tony Award nomination for Best Lighting Design of a Musical for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

2020 Live Design Achievement Award nomination for the Opera Award for Akhnaten: Hymn to the Sun.

2020 Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Lighting Design for a Musical for Tina: The Tina Turner Musical.

2020 Olivier Award nomination for Uncle Vanya at the Harold Pinter Theatre, West End.

2019 Knight of Illumination USA Award for Festival/One off lighting for Björk's Cornucopia with Richard White.

2018 Knight of Illumination Award nomination for concert lighting design of Sigur Rós World Tour.

2014 Nomination for Whatsonstage Award for Best Lighting Design for Miss Saigon.

2013 Knight of Illumination Award for concert lighting design of Sigur Rós World Tour.

2012 Olivier Award for Best Lighting Design for Frankenstein at the National Theatre.

2012 Whatsonstage Award nomination for Best Lighting Design for Frankenstein at the National Theatre.

2011 Knight of Illumination Award for Frankenstein at the National Theatre.

2012 Knight of Illumination Award nomination for Coram Boy.

2007 Green Room Award for Rusalka by Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House.

2007 Nominated for Helpmann Award for Rusalka by Opera Australia at the Sydney Opera House.

2006 Critics Awards for Theatre in Scotland Best Design Award (with designer Naomi Wilkinson) for A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Dundee Rep.

List Of Productions

2024

WASHING POTATO | Light installation for Las Vegas Restaurant

DON GIOVANNI | Director: Kasper Holten | Houston Grand Opera, US/ Canadian Opera Company

CLUELESS THE MUSICAL | Director: Sarna Lapine | Churchill Theatre, Bromley

AMBANI PRE-WEDDING EVENT | Director: Francisco Negrin | Jamnangar, India

2023

UAE 52nd NATIONAL DAY | Abu Dhabi

GUCCI COSMOS EXHIBITION | Creative Director: Es Devlin | 180 Studios

ATLAS OF ES DEVLIN EXHIBITION | Creative Director: Es Devlin | Cooper Hewitt Museum, New York, US 

MISS SAIGON | Director: Laurence Connor | Australian Tour

MACBETH | Director: Max Webster | Donmar Warehouse

TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL | Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Australian Tour

ALICIA KEYS TOUR 2023 | Co-design with Matt Daw | US Tour Creative Directors: Chiara Stephenson, Diane Martel

THE PET SHOP BOYS: DREAMWORLD TOUR | World Tour 2023

LA BOHEME | Director: Philippe Auguin | Washington National Opera

ROALD DAHL'S THE WITCHES | Director: Lyndsey Turner | National Theatre

DON GIOVANNI | Director: Kasper Holten | Israeli Opera

ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER'S BAD CINDERELLA | Director: Laurence Connor | Imperial Theatre, Broadway

AMADEUS | Director: Kasper Holten | Royal Danish Opera

SALOME | Director: Francisco Negrin | Houston Grand Opera, US 

SIGUR ROS | Creative Director: Sarah Hopper | Europe & US Orchestral Tour

2022

51ST NATIONAL DAY | Creative Directors: Es Devlin, Francisco Negrin | United Arab Emirates

MISS SAIGON | Director: Laurence Connor | Japan Tour

SIGUR RÓS | World Tour

TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL | Director: Phyllida Lloyd | US Tour

THE PET SHOP BOYS: DREAMWORLD TOUR | World Tour

ALCINA | Director: Francesco Micheli | Glyndebourne Opera

THE HOURS | Director: Phelim McDermott | Metropolitan Opera, New York, US

NABUCCO | Director: Francisco Negrin | Steinbruch Festival, Germany

A DIFFERENT STAGE | Director: Gary Barlow & Seimi Campbell | West End & Tour

SAVING GRACE | Director: Laurence Connor | Riverside Studios

2021

50TH NATIONAL DAY | Creative Directors: Es Devlin, Franciso Negrin | United Arab Emirates

TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL | Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Madrid, Spain

MISS SAIGON | Director: Laurence Connor | Raimund Theatre, Austria

LYSSA | Choreographer: Lynne Page | Royal Ballet

HOLIDAY ON ICE: A NEW DAY | Arena Tour

IL TROVATORE | Director: Francisco Negrin | LA Opera, US

CINDERELLA | Director: Laurence Connor | West End/ RUG

2020

49TH UAE NATIONAL DAY - SEEDS OF THE UNION | Director: Es Devlin & Francisco Negrin

TINA: THE TINA TURNER MUSICAL | Director: Phillyda Lloyd | Stage Entertainment, The Netherlands

CARMEN | Director: Calixto Bieito | English National Opera

UNCLE VANYA | Director: Ian Rickson | Harold Pinter Theatre, West End

AIDA | Director: Phelim McDermott | Houston Grand Opera, US 

2019

BILLIE EILISH LIVE | Steve Jobs Theatre | Apple Music

TINA: THE MUSICAL | Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Broadway

THE LION THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE | Director: Sally Cookson | The Bridge Theatre

THE SNOW QUEEN | Co-Design with Matt Daw | Director: Francisco Negrin | Royal Danish Theatre

IL TROVATORE | Director: Francisco Negrin | Teatro Real Madrid, Spain

APOLLO 11 | Director: Scott Faris | US Tour

BJORK: CORNUCOPIA | Director: Lucrecia Martel | The Shed NY/ US Tour

TINA: THE MUSICAL | Director: Phyllida Lloyd | Stage Entertainment, Hamburg, Germany

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM | Director: Nicholas Hytner | The Bridge Theatre

AIDA | Director: Phelim McDermott | Grand Theatre of Geneva, Switzerland

AKHNATEN | Director: Phelim McDermott | Metropolitan Opera, New York, US 

THE MERRY WIDOW | Director: Max Webster | English National Opera

DON GIOVANNI | Director: Kasper Holten | Houston Grand Opera, US

AMADEUS | Director: Kasper Holten | Royal Danish Theatre

2018

THE CONVERT | Director: Ola Ince | Young Vic

MISS SAIGON | Director: Laurence Connor | Networks US Tour

THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER | Choreographer: Alastair Marriott | ROH, Royal Ballet

STORIES | Director: Nina Raine | National Theatre, Dorfman

TINA: THE MUSICAL | Director: Phyllida Lloyd | West End, Aldwych Theatre

DUSTY | Director: Maria Friedman | Eleanor Lloyd Productions

THE MERRY WIDOW | Director: Max Webster | English National Opera

FAST AND FURIOUS LIVE | Director: Rowland French | PMI Partnership

IL TROVATORE | Director: Paul Curran | Fondazione Teatro Regio Torino, Italy

IL TROVATORE | Director: Francisco Negrin | Royal Danish Opera

DON GIOVANNI | Director: Kasper Hosten | The Shlomo Lahat Opera House, Israel

GIUDIZIO UNIVERSALE | The Sistine Chapel, Italy

OKLAHOMA! | Director: Jo Davies | Grange Park Opera

JULIUS CAESAR | Director: Nicholas Hytner | Bridge Theatre

MARCO POLO | Director: Kasper Holten | Guangzhou Opera House, China

2017

BIG FISH | Director: Nigel Harmon | ATG/ The Other Palace

THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE | Director: Sally Cookson | West Yorkshire Playhouse

MISS SAIGON | Director: Laurence Connor | UK Tour

ELSA CANASTA | Choreographer: Javier De Frutos | Charlotte Ballet

ST GEORGE AND THE DRAGON | Director: Lyndsey Turner | National Theatre, Olivier

OTELLO | Director: Keith Warner | Royal Opera House

DAS LIEBESVERBOT | Director: Kasper Holten | Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires

IL TROVATORE | Director: Daniel Harding | Opera Monte Carlo, Monaco

QUARTETT | Director: John Fulljames | Spoleto Festival, USA

QUARTETT | Director: John Fulljames | Opéra de Rouen, France /European Tour

AIDA | Director: Phelim McDermott | English National Opera

LES ENFANTS TERRIBLES | Director: Javier De Frutos | Royal Opera House

DON GIOVANNI | Director: Kasper Holten | Opera Barcelona, Spain

MISS SAIGON | Director: Lawrence Connor | The Broadway Theatre

CARMEN | Director: Kasper Holten | Bregenzer Festspiele, Germany

2016

CARMEN | Calixto Bieito | Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Brazil

THE BALLAD OF MACK AND GINNY | Choreographer: Arthur Pita | Fall for Dance Festival, New York, US 

CHAPLIN | Director: Mariano Detry | Music Hall, Belgium

OTHER STORIES | Director: Various | New York City Centre, US 

THE TEMPEST | Choreographer: David Bintley | Birmingham Royal Ballet/ Houston Ballet co-production

MISS SAIGON | Director: Laurence Connor | Toho Theatre Japan/ Cameron Mackintosh

IL TROVATORE | Director: Francisco Negrin | Macerata Festival, Italy

SIGUR RÓS | World Tour | Concert Lighting Design

FAITH HEALER | Director: Lyndsey Turner | Donmar Warehouse

COSI FAN TUTTE | Director: John Fulljames | National Opera of Bucharest

AKHNATEN | Director: Phelim McDermott | English National Opera & LA Opera

DAS LIEBESVERBOT | Director: Kasper Holten | Teatro Real, Madrid, Spain

DIE DREIGROSCHENOPER | Director: Keith Warner | Theatre an der Wien, Austri

2015

INTIMISSI ON ICE | Director: Francisco Negrin | Balich Worldwide Shows

IL TROVATORE (revival) | Director: Paul Curran | Auditorio de Tenerife, Spain

DER FREISCHUTZ | Director: Kasper Holten | Royal Danish Opera

MATERIAL MEN | Choreographer: Shobana Jeyasingh | Southbank Centre/ UK Tour

ZEITGEIST | Choreographer: Alastair Marriott | London Coliseum

OLIVER! | Director: Paul Kerryson | Leicester Curve

ELSA CANASTA | Choreographer: Javier de Frutos | Scottish Ballet

DON GIOVANNI (Revival) | Director: Kasper Holten | Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

LA BOHEME | Music Director: Philippe Auguin | Washington National Opera

PETER PAN | Director: Keith Warner | Welsh National Opera/ Komische Opera Berlin, Germany

LIGHT SHINING IN BUCKINGHAMSHIRE | Director: Lyndsey Turner | National Theatre/Lyttelton

OTHER STORIES | Choreography: Various | Royal Opera House

CARMEN | Director: Calixto Bieito | Den Norske Opera, Norway

THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CITY OF MAHAGONNY | Director: John Fulljames | Royal Opera House

CAROUSEL | Director: Jo Davies | Opera North

COSI FAN TUTTE/INTERMEZZO/DEATH IN VENICE | Director: Jon Fulljames/Bruno Ravella/Paul Curran | Garsington Opera

2014

I DUE FOSCARI | Director: Thaddeus Strassberger | Royal Opera House

INTIMISSI ON ICE | Director: Francisco Negrin | Balich Worldwide Shows

MITRIDATE RE DI PONTO | Director: Francisco Negrin | Drottningholms Slottsteater, Sweden

QUARTETT | Director: John Fulljames | Royal Opera House/Opera De Rouen, France / London Sinfonietta

TREASURE ISLAND | Director: Polly Findlay | Olivier Theatre, NT

MISS SAIGON | Director: Laurence Connor | Prince Edward Theatre, West End/ Japan

CONNECTOME | Director: Alastair Marriott | Royal Opera House

DON GIOVANNI | Director: Thaddeus Strassberger | Den Norske Opera, Norway

LA CLÉMENCE DE TITUS | Director: John Fulljames | Opéra National de Lorraine, France

DON GIOVANNI | Director: Kasper Holten | Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

MACBETH (Revival) | Director: Tim Albery | Opera North

THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA | Director: Simon Godwin | Royal Shakespeare Company

I DUE FOSCARI | Director: Thaddeus Strassberger | Theater an der Wien, Austria

2013

FORTUNE’S FOOL | Director: Lucy Bailey | Old Vic Theatre

FROM MORNING TO MIDNIGHT | Director: Melly Still | Lyttleton Theatre, NT

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY | Director: Tamara Harvey | Shaftesbury Theatre, West End

IL TROVATORE | Director: Francisco Negrin | Macerata Opera Festival, Italy

HANSEL UND GRETEL | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Garsington

LA DONNA DEL LAGO | Director: John Fulljames | Royal Opera House

SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH | Director: Marianne Elliott | Old Vic

DELOITTE IGNITE INSTALLATION | Director: John Fulljames | Royal Opera House/Covent Garden Piazza

SIGUR ROS | World Tour | Concert Lighting Design

BEATRICE ET BENEDICT | Director: Kasper Holten | Theater an der Wien, Austria

CAROUSEL | Director: Jo Davies | Théâtre du Châtelet/Opera North

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/I PAGLIACCI | Director: Kasper Holten, Paul Curran | Den Norske Opera, Norway

CLEMENZA DI TITO | Director: John Fulljames | Opera North

I DUE FOSCARI | Director: Thaddeus Strassberger | LA Opera, US 

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Royal Conservatoire of Scotland/ Theatre Royal Glasgow/ King’s Theatre Edinburgh

PREVIOUS THEATRE

TIMON OF ATHENS | Director: Nicholas Hytner | National Theatre

BEING SHAKESPEARE | Director: Tom Cairns | Trafalgar Studios / BAM / Chicago Shakespeare Theater, US

TRAVELLING LIGHT | Director: Nicholas Hytner | National Theatre/ UK Tour

CORAM BOY | Director: Melly Still | Bristol Old Vic at Colston Hall

SOUTH DOWNS/ THE BROWNING VERSION | Director: Angus Jackson/ Jeremy Herrin | Chichester, Minerva Theatre

LONDON ROAD | Nominated for Best New Musical Olivier Award | Director: Rufus Norris | National Theatre

FRANKENSTEIN | Director: Danny Boyle | National Theatre

CAUSE CÉLÈBRE | Director: Thea Sharrock | The Old Vic

SEASON’S GREETINGS | Director: Marianne Elliott | National Theatre

JÓNSI WORLD TOUR | Live Music Concerts

PREVIOUS OPERA AND DANCE

I DUE FOSCARI | Director: Thaddeus Strassberger | LA Opera, US 

AL GRAN SOLE CARICO D'AMORE | Director: Katie Mitchell | Staatsoper, Berlin, Germany / Salzburg Festival, Austria

THE MAKROPULOS CASE | Director: Tom Cairns | Opera North

CUNNING LITTLE VIXEN | Director: Francisco Negrin | Royal Danish Opera

RINALDO | Director: Francisco Negrin | Lyric Opera, Chicago, US 

MACBETH | Director: Francisco Negrin | Opera National du Rhin, France / Opera Monte Carlo, Monaco

THE MAGIC FLUTE | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Fundacion Opera de Oviedo, Spain

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA/I PAGLIACCI | Director: Kasper Holten/Paul Curran | Royal Danish Theatre

PELLEAS ET MELISANDE | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires

IL TROVATORE | Director: Olivia Fuchs | Den Jyske Opera, Denmark

FROM THE HOUSE OF TEHE DEAD | Director: John Fulljames | Opera North

IL TURCO IN ITALIA/THE MAGIC FLUTE/LA VERITA IN CIMENTO | Director: Martin Duncan, Olivia Fuchs & David Freeman | Garsington Opera

DAS PORTRAIT | Director: John Fulljames | Bregenzer Festspiele/ Pfalztheater Kaiserslautern, Germany

MACBETH | Director: Tim Albery | New Zealand Opera/ Opera North

SALOME | Director: Francisco Negrin | Palau de las Arts, Valencia, Spain

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM | Director: Daniel Slater | Garsington Opera