Perth born Matthew Marshall graduated from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) in 2001. He is in demand for his dynamic lighting designs for theatre, opera, dance and events. Matt’s designs are regularly seen in venues all around Australia and overseas, earning Matt critical acclaim and recognition including The Helpmann Awards (Best Lighting Design 2012 nomination) and Australian Production & Design Guild lighting design nominations 2013 & 2014.
Recent designs include Home – the opening event of Perth International Arts Festival 2016, Beatbox (DreamWorld & JB World Events), iOTA in B Girl (Sydney Opera House), La Cenerentola (Oper Leipzig), VELVET starring the legendary disco diva Marcia Hines (Adelaide & Edinburgh Fringe, Brisbane Festival, Sydney Opera House), New Breed 2015 premiering in Ludwigshafen Germany (Sydney Dance Company), The Domain 2015 (Sydney Festival) and Band Of Magicians (Crown Casino, Sydney Festival & NZ Tour). Other highlights include Smoke & Mirrors (Sydney Festival) & Language of Living (New Zealand Dance Company)
Matthew’s opera credits include Iphigenie En Tauride & Bajazet (Pinchgut Opera), Cinderella (Opera Queensland), La Cenerentola (New Zealand Opera), La traviata (Oz Opera), Götterdämmerung, St Mathew Passion, A Flowering Tree and Candide (Perth International Arts Festival).
Matt was the lighting designer for Iphigénie en Tauride in 2014, for Bajazet in 2015 and for Armida in 2016. Matt will be the lighting designer for our 2017 Mid Year Triple Bill Rameau: Anacréon & Pigmalion.