Nick Schlieper has designed for all of the major performing arts companies in Australia and works regularly internationally.
Previous lighting designs for Bangarra include Bennelong, Patyegarang, Unaiapon, Boomerang and Bush.
Recently debuting at the prestigious Salzburg Festival with Aribert Reiman’s Lear, he returns this year to light Cherubini’s Médée. For Sydney Theatre Company (STC) he has lit Mosquitoes, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and The Real Thing; for Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) set and lighting design for Photograph 51; and Packer and Sons for Belvoir St Theatre. Nick also recently returned to the National Theatre of Norway for Private Confessions, directed by Liv Ullman, to Tokyo for Love never Dies and lit STC’s revival of The Present with Cate Blanchett on Broadway.
2018 engagements also included return seasons of Priscilla Queen of the Desert, across Australia, Twelfth Night for MTC and the epic Harp in the South trilogy for STC.
Nick has worked extensively with Opera Australia, and the state opera companies, including Wagner’s Ring Cycle in Adelaide. His work has also been seen in London’s West End and on Broadway.
His international credits include The Barbican, London, Hamburg State Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company, Theatr Clwyd in Wales, Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg, Theater in der Josefstadt Vienna, Schillertheater Berlin, State Theatre of Bavaria, Kennedy Centre Washington, and Hedda Gabler, Uncle Vanya, The Maids and Streetcar Named Desire, all with Cate Blanchett, also in New York.