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Bernie Tan


Bernie has and long and distinguished career in Theatre and Architectural lighting and AV design. After several years hiatus, he is thrilled to be returning to light in Adelaide where he grew up.

His previous credits for State Opera South Australia were as Associate to Nick Schlieper on; Parsifal and The Ring Cycle. Opera Queensland credits include: The Marriage of Figaro, The Human Voice, The Call, Festival of Outback Opera.

Some other credits for both theatre and opera: Queensland Theatre, Vietgone, Tiny Beautiful Things, God of Carnage. New Zealand Opera: La bohème and Eugene Onegin. Pinch Gut Opera: Semele, The Fairy Queen, Orfeo, Dardenus, Idomeneo, Juditha Triumphans, David and Jonathan, Lormindo and Orpheus + Eurydice. Brisbane Festival: Miracle in Brisbane. Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Die Fledermaus, Dialogue of The Carmelites, Pirates of Penzance. Opera Australia: Opera In the Bowl, Meet in Beijing Festival and the Yarrabah Community Opera. Griffin Theatre Company: Quack, Strange Attractor, Modern International Dead, Tiger Country, October, King Tide. Sydney Theatre Company: Travesties, Macbeth. Ensemble Theatre Company: The Little Dog Laughed, Nintey, Brooklyn Boy, Are You There, Derrida in Love, The Busy World is hushed. La Boite Theatre Company: Amigos. NORPA: Mr BBQ, The Flood. Queensland Music Festival: Bob Cats Dancing, Charters Towers the Musical. Earth Visual and Physical; Gondwana, Nargen and the Stars. Windmill Theatre Company; Twinkle Twinkle Little Fish.

Bernie has also previously served as touring technical manager and lighting designer for: Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company and Belvoir and as Associate lighting designer to Nick Schlieper.

He is currently CEO for FPOV a large international design consultancy.

Performances with state opera south australia