Gavan Swift

Lighting designer Gavan Swift makes his San Francisco Opera debut this season. He graduated from Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1994, and since then he has been in constant demand as a lighting designer for plays, musicals, dance, and corporate events. His musical lighting designs include The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Hot Shoe Shuffle, Little Shop Of Horrors, Sweet Charity, Fiddler On The Roof, Jolson, Buddy, Oh What A Night, Footloose, Hair, and Saturday Night Fever both in Australia and on London’s West End. Swift’s most recent work includes Opera Australia’s production of Lakmé and the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s productions of Hamlet and The Cripple Of Inishmaan.