Nigel Levings

Nigel Levings

Lighting Designer


Background: Studied Lighting Design at Theatre Projects in London and with Jules Fisher in New York.

First engagement with The Australian Opera: The 1984 Elke Neidhardt production of Fidelio.

A.O. Repertoire: Fidelio (1984), Un Ballo in Maschera, La Boheme (1985), Don Pasquale, The Magic Flute, Falstaff, Die Fledermaus(1986), Voss, Carmen, The Turn Of The Screw, La Cenerentola, Medee, L'Incoronazione di Poppea, La Forza del Destino, Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, Whitsunday, Lake Lost, Cavalleria Rusticana, I Pagliacci, Cosi Fan Tutte, La Boheme (1991), Don Giovanni, La Clemenza di Tito, Der Rosenkavalier , Fidelio (1992), Maria Stuarda, Hansel and Gretel , Simon Boccanegra, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Orphée et Eurydice , The Golem , Idomeneo, Lulu, La Traviata , Katya Kabanova , Nabbucco, The Makropulos Secret, The Cunning Little Vixen, Jenufa, Pelleas and Melisande, Don Carlo, Wozzeck  and Pearl Fishers.

Other Companies: For the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden - Simon Boccanegra (1857 version). For Washington Opera - Simon Boccanegra (1881 version). For the Mariinsky Theatre, St Petersburg -  La Boheme, Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris –Falstaff. Welsh National Opera -  Rosenkavalier, Billy Budd. Dallas Opera – Simon Boccanegra, The Queen of Spades. Houston Grand Opera-  Turandot, The Barber of Seville, Idomeneo. For the Innsbrucker Festwochen and The Deutsche Staatsoper at Unter den Linden Orfeo. The Demon  for Bregenzer Festspiele and for Opera Zürich. For Canadian Opera Company Billy Budd - winner of the 2000 Dora Award for Outstanding Lighting Design.The Broadway and West End productions of The King and I  (Outer Critics Circle Award - Outstanding Lighting Design, nominated for both Drama Desk and Tony Awards).The  Baz Luhrmann production of La Boheme on Broadway – winner of the 2003 Outer Circle Critics Award, the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Lighting Design and the Tony Award for Best Lighting Design and the Los Angeles Ovation Award for 2004.The World Premiere of Dirty Dancing. For Los Angeles Opera – Romeo at Juliette.

Future Plans: Don Carlos for Welsh National Opera, Fidelio for Los Angeles Opera, Billy Budd and Sir John in Love for English National Opera, Romeo et Juliette for Chicago Lyric Opera.

Videos / TV Broadcasts: The Magic Flute, Voss, Die Meistersinger, La Cenerentola, La Boheme  (International Emmy Award), The Ham Funeral, Un Ballo in Maschera, Cosi Fan Tutte, Don Giovanni, The Turn of the Screw, Hansel and Gretel, Orphée et Eurydice, Summer of The Seventeenth Doll  and the Baz Luhrman production of La Boheme