John Bishop

2017–18 Season: Lighting Designer of Elektra

Making his San Francisco Opera debut in Elektra, John Bishop is an award-winning lighting designer who has created original lighting designs for more than 200 productions including I Pagliacci and Il Tabarro (Seoul); Icarus (Montepulciano); Elektra (Prague); Doktor Faust and The Great Gatsby (Dresden); Notorious (Gothenburg); Hänsel und Gretel (Frankfurt); Le Roi Arthus, Tannhäuser (Strasbourg), Le nozze di Figaro (Warsaw); Der Ring des Nibelungen, Der Fliegende Holländer (Oslo); Tristan und Isolde, Don Giovanni (Aarhus); Peter Grimes, Le Revenant (Madrid); Don Giovanni (São Paulo); A Chair in Love (Montreal); Falstaff, The Cunning Little Vixen, Don Giovanni, Tosca, Hänsel und Gretel, Cosi fan tutte (Maastricht); Under Milk Wood (Swansea); Demon Juice (ROH, Covent Garden); Ernani (English National Opera); La Traviata, West Side Story (Welsh National Opera); Albert Herring (Opera North & Tallinn); Hänsel und Gretel (Belfast); La Gazzetta, Paul Bunyan, Eugene Onegin, Le Comte Ory, The Rake’s Progress, La Bohème, The Knot Garden, Suor Angelica, L’heure Espagnol, Albert Herring, Owen Wingrave, Trial by Jury and Cox and Box (Royal College of Music) The Cunning Peasant (Guildhall); Vanessa, Il Ritorno d'Ulisse in Patria (Royal Northern College of Music); Swan Lake, The Nutcracker, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Romeo and Juliet, Snow White, Peter and the Wolf, Carnival of the Animals (Kiev Classical Ballet); Little Red Riding Hood, The Three Little Pigs (Ballet Cymru); the rock opera Demones (Athens); The Woman in Black (Dubai); Brand, The Vortex, The Private Room (London); and 38 operas including Roberto Devereux, Riders to the Sea, The Wandering Scholar, Savitri, Lucrezia Borgia, Veronique, Luisa Miller, Saul, Mignon, Maria di Rohan, Kashchey the Immortal, The Maiden in the Tower, La Finta Giardiniera, La Colombe, La Princesse Jaune for the Buxton Opera Festival. Future plans include: L’Elisir d’Amore in Aarhus, Elektra in Karlsruhe, and Der Besuch der Alten Dame in Vienna.