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Nigel Levings


Nigel Levings is the only Australian lighting designer to have won Broadway’s prestigious Tony Award. In a distinguished career he has lit over 580 productions including more than 230 operas and 33 musicals. He has lit opera productions in St Petersburg, Paris, Washington, London, Cardiff, Berlin, Baden Baden, Innsbruck, Tel Aviv, Bregenz, New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Adelaide, Sydney, Melbourne and Toronto.

Work includes:
A German Life for The Adelaide Festival of Arts
170 Days in Nanjing an opera for Jiangsu Performing Arts Centre, China,
Memorial for Brink at the Adelaide Festival of Arts, Brisbane Festival and Barbican Centre London
Ragtime for The Production Company
The Normal Heart for State Theatre Company
The Aspirations of Daise Morrow for Galway International Arts Festival
Watershed for The Adelaide Festival of Arts
Romeo et Juliette for Korean National Opera
The Sleeping Beauty for West Australian Ballet

He is a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society. He was awarded the Centenary Federation Medal by the the Australian Government for his services to opera lighting. He is
the recipient of an SA Great Arts Award from the South Australian Government. His awards for lighting design include a Helpmann Award (Australia), a Green Room Award (Australia), an
Ovation (Los Angeles), a Dora Mava Moore (Canada), 2 Outer Circle Critics Awards, a Drama Desk Award and a Tony (Broadway).

Performances with state opera south australia