Nick SchlieperLighting Designer

THEATRE: Sydney Theatre Company: Season at Sarsparilla, Troupers, Dissident, Mother Courage, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme, A Kind of Alaska and Reunion, Two Brothers, Hedda Gabler, Hedda Gabler, Victory, Endgame, Major Barbara, Howard Katz, The Lady in the Van, A Doll’s House, Volpone, The Three Sisters, School for Scandal, Don Juan, Cyrano de Bergerac, A Delicate Balance, Les Parents Terribles, Medea, The Life of Galileo, Pentecost, As You Like It, Threepenny Opera, Gift of the Gorgon, King Lear, Summer of the Aliens, Shadowlands, Racing Demon, Burn This, Hot Fudge & Ice Cream, Big and Little, Away, Dead Funny, Dead White Males (& National Tour), Three Tall Women.

Melbourne Theatre Company: Cyrano de Bergerac, Two Brothers, The Visit (2004 Melbourne Green Room Award), Inheritance, Great Expectations, Proof, The Tempest, Trelawny of the Wells, Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure. For Bell Shakespeare Company: Troilus and Cressida for the Olympic Arts Festival.

State Theatre Company of South Australia: Courtyard of Miracles, The Department (& National Tour) Cosi, Taking Steps, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore. A Midsummer Night’s Dream, A Delicate Balance, Marat/Sade, Gulls, Kafka Dances, The Idiot. Queensland Theatre Company: The Tempest, Good Works (set & lighting design), John Romeril’s XPO. Belvoir Street Theatre: Lulu and Black Mary (Opening the Olympic Festival of the Dreaming), The Unexpected Man (Co-production for Melbourne Festival).

Independent Productions: Priscilla The Musical (nominated for a Sydney Theatre Award 2006); Stella & The Moon Man for Theatre of Image, Twinkle Twinkle Little Fish for the Australian Children’s Performing Arts Company; The 1986 National Tour of Barry Humphries’ Tears Before Bedtime, the National Burlesque Tours with Paul Capsis directed by Barrie Kosky, Curlew River, Regarding Faustus and The Emperor of Atlantis for the Adelaide Festival.

OPERA: For Opera Australia: Il Trovatore, Tannhauser, Nabucco, Rinaldo, The Merry Widow, Il trovatore, Der Freischütz, L’elisir d’amore, Andrea Chenier, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Tannhäuser, Falstaff (Melbourne Green Room Award), Mer de Glace, Lucrezia Borgia, Lohengrin, Salome. For Victoria State Opera: Tales of Hoffmann, Faust, Ken Russell’s Madam Butterfly, Don Giovanni, The Flying Dutchman, Lohengrin.

For State Opera of South Australia: The first Australian production of Wagner’s Ring of the Nibelungen (lighting designer and associate set designer), Parsifal, Il trovatore, Salome (set & lighting design), Elektra, Don Giovanni, Falstaff. For Opera Queensland: Nabucco, Andrea Chenier, Don Giovanni (set & lighting design), Faust, Entführung aus dem Serail, Fidelio. West Australian Opera: Nabucco, The Abduction from the Seraglio, Il Trovatore Opera New Zealand: Macbeth (set & lighting design). The Australian Ballet: Scheherazade

Bangarra Dance Theatre Company: Boomerang, Unaipon, Rush and Bush (2004 Helpmann Award)

Expressions Dance Company: Adam in Wonderland, a National and UK Tour of Decadances and Under Her Breath (set & lighting design).

Overseas: Billy Budd (Hamburg Opera), new productions of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Hamburg State Opera; The Hostage (Royal Shakespeare Company, Barbican), The Government Inspector (Theatr Clwyd, Wales), Armut, Reichtum, Mensch und Tier, The Ginger Man (Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg), Kasimir und Karoline, Lea’s Hochzeit (Theater in der Josefstadt, Vienna), U.F.A. Revue (Berlin and Kennedy Centre Washington), Michael Kramer, Ein Florentinerhut (Schillertheater, Berlin), Michael Bogdanov’s productions of Macbeth and Peer Gynt (State Theatre of Bavaria, Munich), Aristokraten (Stuttgart), Tales of Hoffman (Wiesbaden), Away and Summer of the Seventeenth Doll at the Summerfare Festival, New York.

Nick is Resident Guest Lecturer in Lighting Design at the Bavarian State Theatre Academy in Munich where he teaches each year, as well as giving occasional public seminars.