Lighting Designer
Bernie Tan-Hayes

Bernie Tan-Hayes


Bernie Tan-Hayes has had a long and distinguished career in Theatre and Architectural lighting and AV design.

His credits for Opera Queensland include: The Marriage of Figaro, The Human Voice, The Call, Festival of Outback Opera

Other credits for both theatre and Opera: Queensland Theatre, Tiny Beautiful Things, God of Carnage. New Zealand Opera: La bohème and Eugene Onegin. Pinchgut Opera: Semele, The Fairy Queen, Orfeo, Dardanus, Idomeneo, Juditha Triumphans, David and Jonathan, Lormindo and Orpheus + Eurydice. Brisbane Festival: Miracle in Brisbane. Sydney Conservatorium of Music: Die Fledermaus, Dialogues of the Carmelites, The Pirates of Penzance. Opera Australia: Opera in the Bowl, Meet in Beijing Festival and the Yarrabah Community Opera. Griffin Theatre Company: Quack, Strange Attractor, Modern International Dead, Tiger Country, October, King Tide. Sydney Theatre Company: Travesties, Macbeth. Ensemble Theatre Company: The Little Dog Laughed, Ninety, Brooklyn Boy, Are you there, Derrida in Love, The Busy World is Hushed. La Boite Theatre Company: Amigos. NORPA: Mr BBQ, The Flood, Queensland Music Festival: Bobcat Dancing, Charters Towers the Musical. Erth Visual and Physical: Gondwana, Nargen and the Stars.

Bernie has also previously served as touring technical manager and lighting designer for: Sydney Theatre Company, Melbourne Theatre Company and Belvoir; and as Associate Lighting Designer to Nick Schlieper.

He is currently Technology and Content Principal for FPOV, a large international design consultancy.

Past Performances

15 - 31 July 2021

Performance The Marriage of Figaro

It’s Figaro and Susanna’s wedding day but their boss, the Count, has other ideas, he too wants Susanna. And so begins one of the greatest love stories ever told. This…

26 September

Event Songs of Love and War

Songs of Love and War Presented by Opera Queensland and The University of Queensland School of Music in association with Urban Art Projects. In 1638, renowned Italian composer, Claudio Monteverdi,…

20 - 24 September 2022

Performance The Human Voice & The Call

Two women, two moments, two lives changed forever. THE HUMAN VOICE Music by Francis Poulenc   Libretto by Jean Cocteau   Elle is alone, motionless in a room, she goes to leave…

Thursday 10 – Saturday 26 August 2023

Performance Così fan tutte

What is love? What is fidelity? Love and fidelity are tested to their limit in Mozart and Da Ponte’s timeless comic opera, Così fan tutte. Be swept away to the Mediterranean seaside, where young officers…

Tuesday 16 – Monday 22 May 2023

Regional Festival of Outback Opera

“Only the countless stars in the night skies could provide a sufficiently high rating to this stellar event and its long-lasting impact on the lives it touches.” Limelight Magazine Presented…

Performance Singing in the Night

Be immersed in beautiful music making at the iconic Outback Queensland location of Two Tree Hill on Camden Park Station in Longreach. Under the vast horizons of this historic 18,000-acre…

Performance Dark Sky Serenade

Dazzling night skies, crystal clear air and glorious music ignite your senses in this once in a lifetime concert. Dark Sky Serenade returns to the spectacular Jump-Up at the Australian…

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