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John Bishop

Lighting Designer

John Bishop
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The award winning British lighting designer John Bishop has lit around 200 productions of plays, opera and ballet all over the world. Productions with Keith Warner have included Elektra at San Francisco Opera and the National Theatre in Prague, Der Besuch der alten Dame am Theater / A visit by an Old Lady at the Theatre an der Wien, Doktor Faust and The Great Gatsby at the Semperoper in Dresden, Tannhäuser and Le roi Arthus at the Opéra National du Rhin Strassburg, Le nozze di Figaro at the Teatre Wielki in Warsaw and they are currently working on a new Elektra at the Staatstheater in Karlsruhe. His many productions have included Der Ring des Nibelungen and Der fliegende Holländer / The Flying Dutchman at the Norske Opera Oslo, Peter Grimes and Le Revenant in Madrid, Don Giovanni in São Paulo, Demon Juice at the ROH Covent Garden in London, Ernani at English National Opera, La traviata and West Side Story at Welsh National Opera, Albert Herring at Opera North in Leeds and in Tallin, The Woman in Black in Dubai and many productions at Opera Zuid in Maastricht, the Buxton Opera Festival and Kiev Ballet. He recently worked on Il tabarro / Pagliacci at the Seoul Arts Center, Tosca at the Nederlandse Reisopera, L’elisir d’amore in Aarhus and world premieres of Hans Gefor's Notorious at Göteborg Opera and John Metcalf's Under Milk Wood at the Taliesin Theatre in Swansea.