DONN BYRNES

DONN BYRNES

LIGHTING DESIGNER

Donn Byrnes has designed lighting for most of Australia’s theatre and opera companies. Opera lighting designs have included:

Tosca, Peter Grimes, Manon, Lucia di Lammermoor, Lohengrin, Macbeth,Cavalleria rusticana, Pagliacci, Arabella (Opera Australia)

Le Nozze di Figaro, Aida, Madama Butterfly, Adriana Lecouvreur,  Dead Man Walking, Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci (State Opera of South

Australia)

Madama Butterfly, Lucia di Lammermoor, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci (West Australian Opera)

Aida, La Traviata, Tosca, Madama Butterfly, Lucia di Lammermoor, Fidelio, The Mikado (Opera Queensland)

Die Frau ohne Schatten (Melbourne International Festival)

Awards: Green Room Awards for Die Frau ohne Schatten ( Melbourne International Festival and Arabella (Opera Australia )

PERFORMANCES WITH STATE OPERA SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Lighting Designer – The Mikado (2019)

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Who saw Dominic J Walsh - tenor in the role of Nanki Poo in "The Mikado" in November last year?

As part of Opera Queensland's An Aria A Day series, he reprises the aria 'A Wand'ring minstrel I', accompanied by his husband, Dr Edgar Chan, a Clinical Neuro-psychologist with the NHS working on the frontline of the Covid-19 recovery.
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Really enjoyable performance such skill! Thank you, enjoyed both this performance and the one in Adelaide. Thank you so much.

Saw it in the front row with some friends. Loved every second of it.

It was a pleasure working with Dominic last year!!! Great fun!

State Opera South Australia is excited to be able to welcome you back to the theatre this November for our new production of "Summer of the Seventeenth Doll" as we present opera for the first time in the new-look Her Majesty’s Theatre.

We are pleased to announce an extra performance date on Saturday 14 November, allowing more people to see this compelling drama in person.

Book at BASS: www.bass.net.au/events/sosa20-summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

Adelaide Festival Centre
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State Opera South Australia is excited to be able to welcome you back to the theatre this November for our new production of Summer of the Seventeenth Doll as we present opera for the first time in the new-look Her Majesty’s Theatre. 

We are pleased to announce an extra performance date on Saturday 14 November, allowing more people to see this compelling drama in person.

Book at BASS: https://www.bass.net.au/events/sosa20-summer-of-the-seventeenth-doll/

Adelaide Festival Centre

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So happy you’ll be back performing this year. Love to all the SOSA family! xx

So pleased this is able to go ahead! Can’t wait to see it 🙂

Yippee

Booked!!😎

Nick Plus Cindy Liau

Danielle Ruggiero-Prior date night?

Ooooooooh Sophie Felicilicity?

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Throwback to our performance of Einstein on the Beach in 2014 - now one of Philip Glass' most famous operas, it was first premiered over 40 years ago today!

#stateopera #MakeHistory #createourfuture #opera
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Throwback to our performance of Einstein on the Beach in 2014 - now one of Philip Glass most famous operas, it was first premiered over 40 years ago today!

#stateopera #makehistory #createourfuture #opera

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Fabulous memories. Would do it again in a flash. Einstein was definitely the most challenging mentally and physically.

A rare treat to see these 3 wonderful operas together. My favourite was Akhenaten.

It was an incredible thing to be part of!

A highlight for me! I would do it again if given the chance! My favourite of the three portrait operas!

I have never counted to 8 so many times in my life!!

Unforgettable.

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