Lighting designer Lucy Carter won the inaugural 2018 Critics’ Circle National Dance Award for Outstanding Creative Contribution. She has twice won the Knight of Illumination Award, (Chroma, 2008, and Woolf Works, 2015), and also won the TMA Achievement Prize for Lohengrin and the 2004 Olivier Dance Award for 2 Human.
Lucy Carter often collaborates in prestigious Opera Institutions. She took part in the creations of The Cunning Little Vixen, Orpheus, Salome, and The Dream of Gerontius at English National Opera, Kátia Kabanová at Rome Opera and Royal Opera House Covent Garden (2019 Olivier Award in the Best New Opera Production category), Mavra/Pierrot lunaire and Hänsel und Gretel at Covent Garden, Werther at Bergen National Opera, Elektra in Göteborg, Lohengrin in Greece, Warsaw and Cardiff, La finta giardiniera in Glyndebourne and Teatro alla Scala, Le Nozze di Figaro at Paris Opera…
Carter’s theatre work includes Much Ado About Nothing, 2:22 A Ghost Story, Wicked, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Coriolanus, Home, I’m Darling, The Almighty Sometimes, On the Town, Oil, The End of Longing, Medea, Emil and the Detectives, Blurred Lines and Husband and Sons.
Her choreographic works include, among others, The Dante Project, McGregor + Mugler, Woolf Works, Obsidian Tear, Afterite, Yugen, Multiverse, Chroma and Autobiography with choreographer Wayne McGregor, Threshold for Le Patin Libre and The Most Incredible Thing (Sadler’s Wells and Charlotte Ballet).
Lucy Carter has also designed the lighting for Gareth Pugh women's collection shows at London Fashion Week in 2017 and 2019 and Paloma Faith's performance at the Brit Awards in 2015. This season, she is working on Alcina at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.
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