Matthew Marshall is a graduate from the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) based in Sydney, who has earnt critical acclaim and recognition including The Helpmann Awards (Best Lighting Design nominations 2012 & 2017) and Australian Production Design Guild (Lighting Design nominations 2013 & 2014).
Recent works include AMERICAN IDIOT (Shake & Stir/QPAC), VELVET (2017 Australian/NZ Tour), LA CENERENTOLA (Oper Leipzig & San Diego Opera) BAND OF MAGICIANS at the Tropicana Casino Las Vegas and BILLY ELLIOT opening the new ASB Waterfront Theatre (Auckland Theatre Company)
Other highlights include HOME - the opening event of Perth International Arts Festival 2016, Domain 2015 (Sydney Festival), NEW BREED 2015 premiering in Ludwigshafen Germany (Sydney Dance Company), BEATBOX (DreamWorld), iOTA in B GIRL (Sydney Opera House), SMOKE & MIRRORS (Sydney Festival) & LANGUAGE OF LIVING (New Zealand Dance Company)
Matthew’s opera credits include IPHIGENIE EN TAURIDE, BAJAZET, ARMIDA, RAMEAU TRIPLE BILL (Pinchgut Opera), CINDERELLA, BARBER OF SEVILLE (Opera Queensland), LA CENERENTOLA, CARMEN (New Zealand Opera), GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG, ST MATHEW PASSION, A FLOWERING TREE, CANDIDE (Perth International Arts Festival).
Matt is set to travel to Stockholm later this year to remount LA CENERENTOLA for the Royal Swedish Opera and THE BARBER OF SEVILLE at Seattle Opera.
Matt was the lighting designer for Iphigénie en Tauride in 2014, for Bajazet in 2015, for Armida in 2016 and for our 2017 Mid Year Triple Bill Rameau: Anacréon & Pigmalion. Matt will be the lighting designer for Handel's Athalia in 2018.
Photo by Bridget Elliot
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