Bengt Gomér is one of Scandinavia’s top scenographers, working with opera, dance, theatre, and art projects. He studied History of art and philosophy at Lund University, and since 1990 he works with set and light design at theatres throughout Europe.
His upcoming projects include a staged version of Bluebeard’s Castle with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra, Peter Brook’s version of Carmen at Wermland Opera as well as work with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra.
Bengt Gomér is involved as dramaturge in the creation of a new opera together with the Brazilian composer Joao MacDowell. The project is based on Ingmar Bergman’s film script to the movie The Seventh seal.
Bengt Gomér made his debut as director with Puccini’s opera Turandot at Dalhalla Opera in Sweden the summer 2015.
As a scenographer he regularly works together with directors including Olivier Tambosi (Lucia di Lammermoor, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and La Traviata at Landestheater Linz, Die Fledermaus at the Music Theatre in Dortmund, Othello at the Music Theatre in Saarbrücken as well as Don Giovanni at Nationaltheater Zagreb), Staffan Aspegren (The Fallen Angels at the National Theatre in Bergen, Amadeus at Stadsteatern in Stockholm, and Die Fledermaus at the Gothenburg Opera), Åsa Melldahl (The Full Monty at Stadsteatern in Gothenburg, Sport&Fritid at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, Death and the Maiden at Malmö Opera, and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at Stadsteatern in Uppsala), Nils Spangenberg (Der Kaiser des Atlantis at Vasan in Stockholm, Die Zauberflöte at Confidencen and Gävle Theatre, Il Molinari and Four Nights of Dream at the International Academy of Vadstena), and Mellika Melouani Melani (Bizet’s Carmen, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Handke’s Publikumsbeschimpfung, Breidahl and Frische’s The Bank of Ebberöd, Jelinek’s Ulrika Maria Stuart and Khemiri’s The Hundred We Are).
His work includes set designs for A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burguess in Angered Teater in Gothenburg, Norway Today by Igor Bauersima at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm, Betrayal by Harold Pinter and The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard at Strindbergs Intima Teater in Stockholm, and The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo at Helsingborg Stadsteater.
Among his recent projects are Jelinek’s Die Kontrakte des Kaufmanns at the Royal Dramatic Theatre and Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera at Folkoperan in Stockholm with Mellika Melouani Melani, Rebecca at Malmö Opera and The Twelfth Night at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm with Åsa Melldahl, as well as Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Un Ballo in Maschera at Staatsoper Hannover and Cosi fan Tutte at Cuvilliés Theater in Munich with Olivier Tambosi.