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Adam Silverman

Lighting designer


American lighting designer Adam Silverman made his Royal Opera debut in 2010 on Adriana Lecouvreur, directed by David McVicar, and his Royal Ballet debut in 2013 on Christopher Wheeldon’s Aeternum. He has since returned to create the lighting design for Andrea Chénier, directed by McVicar for The Royal Opera, and for The Last Hotel, a co-commission and co-production between Landmark Productions and Wide Open Opera. He returns in the 2017/18 Season to work on The Wind for The Royal Ballet and Lohengrin for The Royal Opera.

Silverman trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts and now works extensively in opera, theatre and dance. Opera credits include Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg for Dutch National Opera, Un ballo in maschera for the Metropolitan Opera, New York, Otello, The Turn of the Screw, Billy Budd, Julius Caesar, Peter Grimes, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jenůfa and Kát’a Kabanová for English National Opera, La battaglia di Legnano, I due Foscari, I Lombardi alla prima crociata and Death in Venice for Hamburg State Opera, Norma and the ‘Eight Little Greats’ season for Opera North and Tannhäuser for San Francisco Opera. He has also worked for companies including Deutsche Oper Berlin, Vienna State Opera, Teatro Real, Madrid, Bavarian State Opera and the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Music theatre credits include My Fair Lady at the Théâtre du Châtelet, directed by Robert Carsen.

In dance, Silverman works regularly with Fabulous Beast, his credits including Rian, The Rite of Spring, James Son of James, The Bull, The Flowerbed, Giselle and Swan Lake/Loch na hEala. His theatre credits include designs on Broadway and the West End, for the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Almeida, the Gate and the Young Vic.