Peter Mumford Lumières

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Biography

Peter Mumford studied at the Central School of Art and Design in London. 

Among other works, he designed the lighting for Romeo and Juliet (Maggio Musicale Fiorentino), Peter Grimes (Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Teatro Real Madrid), Within The Golden Hour, Carmen, Corybantic Games (Royal Ballet London), Don Quixote, The King Dances, Edward II, E=mc2, Faster (Birmingham Royal Ballet), Carmen (Miami City Ballet), Beauty and Sadness (Hong Kong), The Queen of Spade (Vilnius Opera), Manon Lescaut and Werther (Metropolitan Opera New York), La Traviata, Fidelio (Glyndebourne), The Mask of Orpheus and Madama Butterfly (English National Opera), Belshazzar, Falstaff, Le Nozze di Figaro (The Grange Festival). 

He also designed sets and lighting for the concert version of the Ring (Opera North), Otello (Bergen National Opera) and Fidelio (Orchestre de Chambre de Paris and Garsington Opera).

In the world of theatre, he designed the lighting for A Number (Bridge Theatre), Far Away (Donmar Warehouse), Three Sisters (National Theatre), My Name is Lucy Barton (New York), 8 Hotels (Chichester Festival Theatre), Jude (Hampstead) and Refugees of 1922 in Kefalonia & Ithaka (St George's Castle, Céphalonie). 

Peter Mumford won two Olivier Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and Best Lighting Design, and the South Bank Sky Arts Opera Award and the Helpmann and Green Room Award (Best Lighting Design). He was twice nominated for a 2019 Tony Award for lighting for his plays The Ferryman and King Kong.

Currently in

  • Palais Garnier
  • from 23 January to 24 February 2023
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