Bengt Gomér, one of Scandinavia’s top scenographers, works in opera, dance, theater, and art projects. He studied the history of art and philosophy at Lund University, and since 1990 he has worked in set and light design at theaters throughout Europe. Mr. Gomér made his directing debut at Sweden’s Dalhalla Opera with Puccini’s Turandot in the summer of 2015.
As a scenographer, Mr. Gomér regularly collaborates with directors including Olivier Tambosi (on Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Verdi’s La Traviata at Landestheater Linz, J. Strauss II’s Die Fledermaus at Theatre Dortmund, Verdi’s Othello at Saarbrücken’s Saarländischer Staatstheater, and Mozart’s Don Giovanni at Zagreb’s National Theatre), Staffan Aspegren (The Fallen Angels at Bergen’s National Theatre, Amadeus at Stockholm’s City Theatre, and Die Fledermaus at Gothenburg Opera), Åsa Melldahl (The Full Monty at Gothenburg’s Stadsteatern, Thomas Jennefelt’s Sport & Fritid at Royal Swedish Opera, Jonas Forssell’s Death and the Maiden at Malmö Opera, and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at Uppsala City Theatre), Nils Spangenberg (Ullman’s Der Kaiser des Atlantis at Stockholm’s Vasan, Mozart’s The Magic Flute at Confidencen Stockholm and Gävle Theatre, Paer’s Il Molinari, and Moto Osada’s Four Nights of Dream at the International Academy of Vadstena), and Mellika Melouani Melani (Bizet’s Carmen, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Handke’s Offendign the Audience, Breidahl and Frisch’s Ebberöd’s Bank, Jelinek’s Ulrike Maria Stuart, and Khemiri’s The Hundred We Are).
Mr. Gomér’s recent projects include Jelinek’s Die Kontrakte des Kaufmanns at the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Verdi’s Un ballo in maschera at Stockholm’s Folkoperan with Mellika Melouani Melani; Sylvester Levay’s Rebecca at Malmö Opera, and Twelfth Night at Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic Theatre with Åsa Melldahl; Die Meistersinger and Un ballo in maschera at Staatsoper Hannover; and Mozart’s Così fan tutte at Munich’s Cuvilliés Theater with Olivier Tambosi.