Biography

Stockholm based Bengt Gomér designs for the stage.

His work encompasses opera, musicals, dance, concerts and plays, as well as visual art installations. His recent projects have been primarily related to music – he works visually, and creates live performance derived from musical inspiration that combines stage design, lighting and video. He sometimes directs these projects himself, but he also enjoys collaborating with a wide range of directors, including Sam Brown, Åsa Melldahl, Nils Spagenberg, Mellika Melouani Melani and Olivier Tambosi.

With his wife Nina Stemme, he has created varied projects including staged concerts for the Royal Swedish Philharmonic, the Swedish Chamber Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra; fully staged operas (Turandot – Dalhalla Opera); and opera evenings he has conceived himself (Bluebeard’s Castle / Erwartung – Konserthuset Stockholm / David Geffen Hall, New York). He has enjoyed collaborations with some of the world’s leading singers and conductors, including Katarina Karneus, Johannes Martin Kränzle, Malin Byström, Peter Mattei, John Lundgren, Alan Gilbert, Daniel Harding, Sakari Oramo, Thomas Dausgaard & Japp van Zweden.

Bengt frequently collaborates with composers and librettists and has worked on over a dozen world premieres. He recently created a visual concept for the presentation of Mikael Karlsson’s new song cycle for Anne Sofie von Otter (Konserthus Örebro), and he has worked with the composers Karolina Eiriksdottir, Line Tjørnhøj, Joao MacDowell, Jonas Forssell, Sven-David Sandström and Moto Osada a.o.

He is committed to developing the next generation of artists and has taught scenography and lighting at the Stockholm University of the Arts.