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James Farncombe

 
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Stage Credits

Productions

 
[West End, 2023]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2022]
LIGHTING DESIGNER
 
[Off-Broadway, 2018]
Lighting Designer
 
[Off-Broadway, 2017]
Lighting Design
 
[West End, 2017]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 0]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2013]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2012]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2012]
Lighting Designer
 
[West End, 2011]
Lighting Designer

James Farncombe Awards and Nominations

 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play
James FarncombeThe Tempest
 
Olivier Awards - 2016 - Best Lighting Design
James FarncombePeople, Places, And Things

James Farncombe News

The ENO Presents UK Premiere Of BLUE Photo The ENO Presents UK Premiere Of BLUE
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2023

This April, the English National Opera (ENO) presents the UK premiere of Blue by American composer Jeanine Tesori and librettist Tazewell Thompson.

AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD, CHAMPION & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago 2023/2 Photo AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD, CHAMPION & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago 2023/24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2023

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced the company’s 2023/24 Season, which takes audiences on a global tour of opera featuring a richly curated slate of musical events in six different languages.

Annilese Miskimmon Presents Korngold's THE DEAD CITY at The London Coliseum Photo Annilese Miskimmon Presents Korngold's THE DEAD CITY at The London Coliseum
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2023

This March, after making her ENO directorial debut with the gripping new production of the multi-award nominated The Handmaid's Tale in 2022, Annilese Miskimmon (the ENO's Artistic Director) directs the new production of Erich Wolfgang Korngold's The Dead City (Die tote Stadt).

Photos: Inside Rehearsal For PHAEDRA at the National Theatre Photo Photos: Inside Rehearsal For PHAEDRA at the National Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2023

Rehearsal images for Phaedra are released today, as writer-director Simon Stone (Yerma, Young Vic) makes his National Theatre debut reimagining Seneca’s famous tragedy in this striking new play.

Photos: First Look at JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 27, 2022

John Gabriel Borkman had its first performance at the Bridge Theatre on 24 September 2022, with opening night on 29 September 2022 and the final performance will take place on 26 November 2022. Check out photos here!

LA Opera to Open 2022/23 Season With New Production of LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Photo LA Opera to Open 2022/23 Season With New Production of LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 22, 2022

LA Opera will open its 2022/23 season with a new production of Lucia di Lammermoor, Gaetano Donizetti's spellbinding tale of marriage, madness and murder. Lina González-Granados leads the proceedings in her debut outing as the company's new Resident Conductor.

Casting Announced Joining Simon Russell Beale in JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge T Photo Casting Announced Joining Simon Russell Beale in JOHN GABRIEL BORKMAN at the Bridge Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Aug 22, 2022

​​​​​​​Joining Simon Russell Beale in the title role, Clare Higgins as Gunhild Borkman and Lia Williams as Ella Rentheim, are Sebastian De Souza as Erhart Borkman, Daisy Ou as Frida Foldal, Laila Rouass as Fanny Wilton and Michael Simkins as Wilhelm Foldal who complete the cast for Henrik Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman, in a new version by Lucinda Coxon at the Bridge Theatre.

Royal Opera House Presents THE BLUE WOMAN Photo Royal Opera House Presents THE BLUE WOMAN
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 16, 2022

The Royal Opera presents The Blue Woman – a new, political opera exploring the psychological aftermath of sexual violence experienced by women. Composed by Laura Bowler, directed by Katie Mitchell, and with a libretto by Laura Lomas, the work opens on Wednesday 6 July in the Linbury Theatre, and invites a conversation about how the art form deals with the topic of violence against women.  

VIDEO: New Trailer For The Metropolitan Opera's New, Modern-Day Production of Donizet Photo VIDEO: New Trailer For The Metropolitan Opera's New, Modern-Day Production of Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR
by Stage Tube - May 3, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera will present an audacious new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, which moves the bel canto masterpiece from 18th-century Scotland to a present-day town in the American Rust Belt, with nine performances April 23–May 21, 2022.

BWW Review: Soprano Nadine Sierra Makes a Splash â€" and a Splat â€" in Bloody New Si Photo BWW Review: Soprano Nadine Sierra Makes a Splash â€" and a Splat â€" in Bloody New Simon Stone LUCIA at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Apr 27, 2022

Well, no one can say that the Met doesn’t have guts. After the tepid response that subscribers gave its Las Vegas version of Verdi’s RIGOLETTO by Michael Mayer, no one would have suspected that they’d come up with a version of Donizetti’s LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR that made anything else it’s produced look tame. And while the new LUCIA isn’t something that will send every Met attendee into quivers of excitement--I don’t think I’ve ever heard so many pros and cons discussed at an intermission before--it also won’t send them to sleep either.

James Farncombe Videos

AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD, CHAMPION & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago 2023/2 Videoplay
AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD, CHAMPION & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago 2023/24 Season

by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 14, 2023

Lyric Opera of Chicago has announced the company’s 2023/24 Season, which takes audiences on a global tour of opera featuring a richly curated slate of musical events in six different languages.

VIDEO: New Trailer For The Metropolitan Opera's New, Modern-Day Production of Donizet Videoplay
VIDEO: New Trailer For The Metropolitan Opera's New, Modern-Day Production of Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

by Stage Tube - May 3, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera will present an audacious new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, which moves the bel canto masterpiece from 18th-century Scotland to a present-day town in the American Rust Belt, with nine performances April 23–May 21, 2022.

VIDEO: First Look At The Metropolitan New, Modern-Day Production of Donizetti's LUCIA Videoplay
VIDEO: First Look At The Metropolitan New, Modern-Day Production of Donizetti's LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

by Stage Tube - Apr 26, 2022

The Metropolitan Opera will present an audacious new production of Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, which moves the bel canto masterpiece from 18th-century Scotland to a present-day town in the American Rust Belt, with nine performances April 23–May 21, 2022.


James Farncombe Frequently Asked Questions

What awards has James Farncombe been nominated for?
Outstanding Lighting Design for a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for The Tempest and Best Lighting Design (Olivier Awards) for People, Places, And Things .