Rick Fisher

(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)

2015–16 Season: Lighting Designer of Sweeney Todd

Rick Fisher made his San Francisco Opera debut with his lighting designs for The Little Prince in 2008. Recent career highlights include Sunny Afternoon, The Audience, Chariots of Fire, Billy Elliot, the Musical in London’s West End; Jerry Springer at London’s National Theatre and in the West End; Hamlet at the Edinburgh International Festival and in Barcelona and Birmingham; Honour with the National Theatre; Far Away in New York, A Number at London’s Royal Court Theatre; Blue/Orange at the National Theatre and in the West End; The Hunchback of Notre Dame in Berlin; and Via Dolorosa at the Royal Court Theatre and on Broadway. Opera credits include twenty operas for Santa Fe Opera; Falstaff at Japan’s Saito Kinen Festival and Los Angeles Opera; The Little Prince for New York City Opera and Houston Grand Opera; The Fiery Angel and Turandot in Moscow; I Capuleti e I Montecchi with the Spoleto Festival U.S.A.; A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Venice; and The Tsarina’s Slippers and Wozzeck at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden. A veteran of British theatre for more than twenty years, he serves as vice president of the U.K.’s Association of Lighting Designers.