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Rehearsals (World Ballet Day)

Ballet Reimagined

Mark Jonathan

Lighting Designer

Ballet designs include: La Sylphide, The Sleeping Beauty, Tales of Beatrix Potter, Sylvia, Cinderella (Royal Ballet); Aladdin (Houston Ballet); Sylvia, Aladdin, Giselle, The Lady and The Fool, Cyrano, The Sleeping Beauty, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Protecting Veil, Beauty and the Beast, The Seasons, Powder, Dante Sonata, Enigma Variations (Birmingham Royal Ballet); Sylvia (Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires; Mariinsky, St Petersburg; Staatsballett Berlin & American Ballet Theatre); Casse Noisette (Toulouse); Sylvia, Aladdin (National Ballet of Japan). Opera designs include: Jenufa, Don Quichotte (Den Jyske Opera, Denmark); Gianni Schicchi, (Teatro Real, Madrid. Spoleto, Italy), Puritani, Pelléas et Mélisande, Lulu (WNO); The Mikado, Orfeo ed Eurydice, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, La Traviata, Le nozze di Figaro, Il barbiere di Siviglia (Scottish Opera); The Makropulos Case (Florence); Mathis der Maler, Les Contes d’Hoffman, The Rape of Lucretia (Theater an der Wien, Vienna); Il Trittico, Falstaff, Peter Grimes, Hansel and Gretel, Ariadne auf Naxos (Los Angeles); Salome (Munich), as well as productions in London, Belgium, Canada, France, Finland and Israel and forthcoming productions of Pelléas et Mélisande (Royal Swedish Opera) and Madama Butterfly (Glyndebourne).

Musical and Theatre credits include numerous productions at the National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, in the West End and throughout the UK, Ireland, Canada and the USA. In New York he received a Drama Desk nomination for ‘Outstanding Lighting Design’ for Prometheus Bound. He was nominated for the Knight of Illumination in 2013 and was a finalist in the World Stage Design 2013. In 2014 the Guildhall School of Music and Drama awarded him an honorary fellowship.