Sydney Opera House

Damien Cooper



Background: NIDA graduate; winner of numerous awards including Green Room Award (Body of Work) for Best Lighting Design for Theatre, 2007

OA repertoire:  Peter Grimes, Così fan tutte, Aida, Alcina, Death in Venice, The Magic Flute

Other Companies: Has worked with many of Australia's leading directors: Neil Armfield, Benedict Andrews, Gideon Obarzanek, Graeme Murphy, Jim Sharman, Simon Stone; and international directors: Howard Davis, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Stephen Soderberg. Career highlights include: Exit the King (Broadway), starring Geoffrey Rush; The Australian Ballet’s Swan Lake which has been presented in New York, London, Paris and Tokyo; Keating! the Musical, Australia’s most successful subsidised theatre show. Other credits include: Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicago Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company); Chorus! (Houston Grand Opera); Pygmalion, Bloodland, Blood Wedding, Honour (Sydney Theatre Company); Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, As You Like It, Neighbourhood Watch, The Seagull, Gethsemane (Belvoir); The Narrative of Nothing, Romeo and Juliet (The Australian Ballet)


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