Paul Pyant Biography (1953-)

Surname is pronounced "Pie-ant"; born July 22, 1953; son of Leonard Vincent (a business executive) and Jean Phoebe (a medical secretary; maiden name, Frampton) Pyant. Addresses: Contact: Jeffrey Campbell Management, 11a Greystone Court, South Street, Eastbourne, East Sussex BN21 4LP, England.

Nationality
British
Gender
Male
Occupation
Lighting designer

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Stage Lighting Designer
  • Oberto, Bloomsbury Theatre, London, 1982
  • The Barber of Seville (opera), Welsh National Opera, Cardiff, Wales, England, 1987
  • La Nozze di Figaro (opera), Welsh National Opera, 1987
  • The Devil's Wall, University College Opera, London, 1987
  • This Happy Breed, Drama Centre, London, 1987
  • Life's a Dream, Drama Centre, 1987
  • The Merchant of Venice, Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, England, 1987
  • Masked Ball (opera), Brighton Festival, Brighton, England, 1987
  • Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (opera), English National Opera, London, 1987
  • Macbeth (opera), Opera North, Leeds, England, 1987
  • L'ormindo, Guildhall, London, 1987
  • Hansel et Gretel (opera), Opera House, Geneva, Switzerland, 1987
  • A Wholly Healthy Glasgow, Royal Exchange Theatre, then Edinburgh Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, both 1987, later Royal Court Theatre, London, 1988
  • The Pearl Fishers (opera), Scottish Opera, Glasgow, Scotland, 1988
  • A Place with the Pigs, National Theatre, London, 1988
  • Mother Courage, Cameri Theatre, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1988
  • Factory Girls, Druid Theatre Company, Galway, Ireland, then Mayfest, Glasgow, later Sense of Ireland Festival, Riverside Studios, London, all 1988
  • Xerxes (opera), English National Opera, 1988
  • Carmen (opera), English National Opera, 1988
  • Sinners and Saints, Croyden Warehouse Theatre, Croyden, England, 1988
  • Trumpets and Rasberrys, Druid Theatre Company, 1988
  • Abduction from the Seraglio (opera), Opera House, Buxton, England,1988
  • La Boheme (opera), Opera Northern Ireland, Belfast, Ireland, 1988
  • Abduction from the Seraglio (opera), Opera Northern Ireland, 1988
  • Don Giovanni (opera), Wexford Festival, Wexford, Ireland, 1988
  • Turandot (opera), Wexford Festival, 1988
  • The Devil and Kate, Wexford Festival, 1988
  • Elisa e Claudio, Wexford Festival, then Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, both 1988
  • Le Nozzee di Figaro, Guildhall, London, 1988
  • Single Spies, National Theatre, 1988, then Queen's Theatre, London, 1989
  • Orpheus Descending, Peter Hall Company, London, 1988
  • (With Neil Peter Jampolis) Orpheus Descending, Neil Simon Theatre,New York City, 1989
  • L'Italiana in Londra, Buxton Festival, Buxton, England, 1989
  • Li Pittor Parigino, Buxton Festival, 1989
  • Lear (opera), English National Opera, 1989
  • Falstaff (opera), English National Opera, 1989
  • Street Scene (opera), English National Opera, 1989
  • Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, Birmingham, England, 1989
  • Christmas Carol, Birmingham Repertory Theatre, 1989
  • The World According to Me, Playhouse Theatre, London, 1989
  • King Lear, Old Vic Theatre, London, 1989
  • The Liar, Old Vic Theatre, 1989
  • The Return of Ulysses, Kent Opera, Kent, England, 1989
  • Mlada, London Symphony Orchestra, Barbican Theatre, London, 1989
  • Being Alive (charity gala), Theatre Royal, London, 1989
  • Faust (opera), Opera Northern Ireland, 1989
  • Don Giovanni (opera), Opera Northern Ireland, 1989
  • New Year, Houston Grand Opera, Houston, TX, 1989
  • Pirates of Penzance, D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, London, 1989
  • The Mikado, D'Oyly Carte Opera Company, 1989
  • Two for the Seesaw, Watford Palace Theatre, Watford, England, 1989
  • Street Scene, Scottish Opera, 1989
  • Another Time, Wyndham's Theatre, London, 1989
  • Le Nozze di Figaro (opera), Glyndebourne Festival Opera, 1989
  • Triple Bill, Northern Ballet, U.K., 1989
  • Wind in the Willows, Royal National Theatre, 1990
  • The Madness of George III, National Theatre, 1991
  • Romeo and Juliet, Northern Ballet Theatre, 1991
  • Gawain, ROH, 1991
  • The Sea, Lyttleton Theatre, London, 1992
  • Christmas Carol, Northern Ballet Theatre, 1992
  • Swan Lake, Northern Ballet Theatre, 1992
  • Assassins, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, 1992
  • Carousel, Royal National Theatre, 1992, then Vivian Beaumont Theatre, New York City, 1994
  • Arcadia, Royal National Theatre, 1993, then Vivian Beaumont Theatre, 1995
  • Cabaret, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 1993
  • The Tempest, Royal Shakespeare Company, 1993
  • Sleeping Beauty, English National Ballet, 1993
  • Cinderella, Northern Ballet Theatre, 1993
  • Fedora, Wien Staatsoper, 1994
  • Giselle, English National Ballet, 1994
  • Company, Albery Theatre, 1995
  • Stiffelio, La Scala, Milan, Italy, 1995
  • The Brontes, Northern Ballet Theatre, 1995
  • Pique Dame, Metropolitan Opera, 1995
  • Cinderella, English National Ballet, 1996
  • Dracula, Northern Ballet Theatre, 1996
  • Tosca, Houston Grand Opera, 1996
  • Florencia en el Amazonas, Houston Grand Opera, 1996
  • Nine, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 1997
  • Talking Heads, Comedy Theatre, London, 1997
  • Nutcracker, English National Ballet, then Boston Ballet, 1997
  • Electra, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, 1998, then Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1998-99
  • The Flying Dutchman, Houston Grand Opera, 1998
  • Into the Woods, Donmar Warehouse Theatre, London, 1998-99
  • Hunchback of Notre Dame, Northern Ballet Theatre, 1998, then Atlanta Ballet, Atlanta, GA, 1999, then Boston Ballet, 2001
  • Troilus & Cressida, Olivier Theatre, Royal National Theatre, 1999-2000
  • Candide, Royal National Theatre, 1999
  • La Clemenza di Tito, Dallas Opera, Dallas, TX, 1999
  • The Queen of Spades, Metropolitan Opera, Lincoln Center, New YorkCity, 1999
  • The Flying Dutchman, Houston Grand Opera, 2000
  • The Elixir of Love, Houston Grand Opera, 2000
  • The Nutcracker, The Mayflower, Southampton, England, 2000
  • Long Day's Journey to Night, Lyric Theatre, London, 2000-01
  • Don Carlo, Houston Grand Opera, 2001
  • The Relapse or Virtue in Danger, Olivier Theatre, Royal National Theatre, 2001
  • Florencia en el Amazonas, Houston Grand Opera, 2001
  • Street Scene, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2001
  • Orpheus and Eurydice, English National Opera, The London Coliseum,London, 2001
  • Boulevard Solitude, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London, 2001
  • Dracula, Atlanta Ballet, 2002
  • Also designed lighting for Richard III, Painter of Dishonor, and Julius Caesar, all Royal Shakespeare Company; Habeas Corpus and How I Learned to Drive, both Donmar Warehouse Theatre; DanaRosita, Almeida Theatre; The Importance of Being Earnest, Translations, and Alarms and Excursions, all West End productions, London.
  • Stage Assistant Lighting Designer
  • Winnie, Royal Exchange Theatre, then Victoria Palace Theatre, London, both 1988
  • Major Tours (as Lighting Designer)
  • When Did You Last See Your Trousers?, 1987
  • Twelfth Night, 1987
  • She Stoops to Conquer, 1987
  • A Tale of Two Cities, Cambridge Theatre Company, 1988
  • Orpheus Descending, Peter Hall Company, 1988
  • Another Time, 1989
  • Death in Venice, Glyndebourne Touring Opera, 1989
  • Talking Heads, 1997
  • Giselle, U.K. cities, 2001
  • Also designed lighting for The Madness of George III, world cities; Othello, world cities.
  • Television Lighting Designer
  • King Priam, Channel Four, 1985
  • Lady Macbeth of Mtskenk (opera), BBC, 1987
  • Xerxes (opera), Thames, 1988
  • The Devil and Kate, BBC, 1988

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