Biography

The Swedish set designer Bengt Gomér works in opera, dance, theatre, and other art projects.

He studied History of art and philosophy at Lund University, and since 1990 he has designed set and lighting at theatres throughout Europe.

Bengt Gomér also works as an opera director, and he made his debut with Puccini’s Turandot at Dalhalla in Sweden, summer 2015.

He was recently involved as dramaturge in the creation of a new opera together with the NYC based composer Joao MacDowell. The project is based on Ingmar Bergman’s film script for the movie The Seventh seal.

Upcoming projects include his semi staged opera version of Bluebeard’s Castle and Erwartung with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra in David Geffen Hall in September 2019.  He is designing the set for the operetta Ludwig II by Hummel, Barbarino and Hauser at Theater Regensburg as well as a semi staged version of Fidelio with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra in Örebro. Both productions in collaboration with the director Sam Brown.

As a set designer and light designer 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 Theater in Saarbrücken, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Un Ballo in Maschera at Staatsoper Hannover and Cosi fan Tutte at Cuvilliés Theater in Munich as well as Don Giovanni at Nationaltheater Zagreb)

Staffan Aspegren (The Fallen Angels at the National Theater in Bergen, Amadeus at the City Theater in Stockholm and Die Fledermaus at the Gothenburg Opera)

Åsa Melldahl (The Full Monty at the City Theater in Gothenburg, Sport&Fritid at the Royal Swedish Opera in Stockholm, Death and the Maiden and Rebecca at Malmö Opera, Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at the City theater in Uppsala and The Twelfth Night at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm)

Nils Spangenberg (Der Kaiser des Atlantis at Vasan in Stockholm, Die Zauberflöte at Confidencen and Gävle Theater, Il Molinari and Four Nights of Dream at the International Academy of Vadstena)

Håkan Lindhé (A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burguess in Angered Theater in Gothenburg)

Sofia Jupiter (Norway Today by Igor Bauersima at the Royal Dramatic Theater in Stockholm)

Mick Gordon (Betrayal by Harold Pinter and The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard at Strindbergs Intima Theater in Stockholm)

Mellika Melouani Melani (Bizet’s Carmen at Backa Theater in Gothenburg, Verdi’s Rigoletto at the City Theater in Uppsala, Handke’s Publikumsbeschimpfung, Breidahl and Frische’s The Bank of Ebberöd and Jelinek’s Ulrika Maria Stuart at Theater Tribunalen in Stockholm, Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera at Folkoperan in Stockholm, Khemiri’s The Hundred We Are at the City Theater in Gothenburg and Jelinek’s Die Kontrakte des Kaufmanns at the Royal Dramatic Theater).

Charlotte Engelkes (Bergman ́s early film scripts edited into the performance Glädjen at the Helsingsborg City theater)

Sam Brown (Bizet / Brook ́s La tragedie de Carmen at Wermland Opera in Karlstad)