Jason Morphett’s professional career started in the West End, London’s theatre land, during his college years. He soon graduated from follow spot operator to charge hand electrician to programmer and onto Chief Electrician and Lighting Designer. In that time he has run the lighting departments for Birmingham Royal Ballet, London City Ballet, Royal New Zealand Ballet, New Zealand International Arts Festival, New Zealand Opera and Australian Opera. During his tenures with these companies, he has designed for all of them and dealt with all the relighting of the company’s repertoire.
He is currently freelancing as a Lighting Designer based out of Sydney, Australia
Recent Lighting Design credits:
Australian Opera: Maria Stuarda, Mefistofele
Royal New Zealand Ballet: Coppelia, Verge, Concerto, Equisses, Si Superious, Bierhalle, Of Days, Anatomy of a passing cloud, Passchendaele, Dear Horizons, Salon Desir, Wizard of OZ
New Zealand Opera: Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Rigoletto, Tosca, Brass Poppies
NZAF / New Zealand Symphony Orchestra: Ainadamer
Amici Productions: The Phantom of the Opera