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Sydney Opera House

Dan Potra

 

 

Background: Born, Romania; studied and worked there in film, television and theatre before moving to Australia and completing the design course at NIDA

OA repertoire: Carmen, Lakmé, Jenufa, Ariadne auf Naxos, Batavia, Orlando (Oz Opera), Love in the Age of Therapy (Oz Opera), Nabucco, The Magic Flute

Other Companies: The Portrait (Opera North and Opera de Lorraine); Idomeneo (Coruna Festival, Spain and Pinchgut Opera); Samson (Buxton Festival); The Barber of Seville (Houston Grand Opera); Sweeney Todd (South Bank London); Brundibar (Windmill Theatre). Nominated for Best Scenic Design Helpmann Award 2004, Batavia, Carmen, The Threepenny Opera (West Australian Opera); Rigoletto, Barber of Seville (The Wellington City Opera); The Medium, Trouble in Tahiti, Tolemeo (Muziektheater, Belgium); Salome (Mariinsky Opera, St Petersburg/2001 MIFA); Carmina Burana (State Opera of SA/Australian Ballet); Norma, A Streetcar Named Desire (St Gallen Theater und Opera); La bohème (Berlin Staatsopera). Nominated for an AFI Award for Production Design on the film Tom White

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