John Rayment

Lighting Designer

Productions / projects include: Walking with Dinosaurs (since 2006!); Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Sydney 2000 Olympics; Opening and Closing Ceremonies, Sydney 2000 Paralympics; original conception & realisation of Hong Kong’s permanent cityscape display, A Symphony of Lights; Debbie Allen’s Freeze Frame - 2013 (AUS), 2016, 2018 (USA); Brisbane Festival City of Lights display (2011, 2012, 2013); Singapore’s Marina Bay NYE display (2005, 2006, 2007); 21st Summer Deaflympics, Taiwan (2009); Opening & Closing Ceremonies 21st Commonwealth Games (2018)

Operas include: La Bohème, Salome; Das Rheingold, Die Walküre, Norma, The Mikado, Aida, The Little Mermaid, The Trojans Parts 1 & 2, Orpheus in the Underworld, Lulu, Two Weddings, One Bride, Parsifal (Opera Australia) Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour: La Traviata (2012) and Carmen (2013, 2017); Don Carlos (VSO); Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (SOSA); Tristan & Isolde (QFM) and for Australian Brandenburg Orchestra: Monteverdi’s Lamento della Ninfa, Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda & J.S.Bach’s Coffee Cantata.

Ballet & dance includes: Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Red Earth (The Australian Ballet); The Nutcracker (English National Ballet); Romeo and Juliet, The Nutcracker, The Wedding, Salterello (Royal New Zealand Ballet); Ondine (QB); Poppy, Viridian, Beauty and The Beast, Berlin, The Protecting Veil, Synergy, Free Radicals, Salome (among some thirty designs for Sydney Dance Co); Mulan, Nutcracker Magic! (Shanghai City Entertainment Group).

Over fifty other designs for Sydney Theatre Company, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Belvoir Street Theatre, and was Technical Director of Opera Australia for three years. He also consults within the industry as a Strategist.

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