Insights at the Atrium: “Staging Tales of Darkness”

The New York Philharmonic

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Insights at the Atrium: "Staging Tales of Darkness"


David Rubenstein Atrium

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Sep, 2019

Tuesday, 7:30 PM

Event Info

Bengt Gomér — director / set and lighting designer of the staging of Bluebeard’s Castle and Erwartung that the New York Philharmonic will present in its US Stage Premiere September 26–28 — will go behind-the-scenes to discuss the making of this new production with New York Philharmonic President and CEO Deborah Borda.

Insights at the Atrium events are free and open to the public. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Subscribers, Friends at the Affiliate level and above, and Patrons may secure guaranteed admission by emailing Space is limited.


Bengt Gomér


Bengt Gomér


Bengt Gomer


Swedish set designer and director Bengt Gomér works in opera, dance, theater, and other art projects. He studied the history of art and philosophy at Lund University, and has worked in set and lighting design at theaters throughout Europe since 1990. He made his directorial debut at Sweden’s Dalhalla Opera with Puccini’s Turandot in the summer of 2015, and recently he served as dramaturge for New York–based composer João MacDowell’s new opera, The Seventh Seal, based on Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name.

Mr. Gomér has collaborated with directors including Staffan Aspegren, Sam Brown, Charlotte Engelkes, Mick Gordon, Sofia Jupiter, Håkan Lindhé, Åsa Melldahl, Mellika Melouani Melani, Nils Spangenberg, and Olivier Tambosi. His upcoming projects include working as set and lighting designer for Hummel, Barbarino, and Hauser’s operetta Ludwig II, sehnsucht nach dem Paradies at Theater Regensburg in Germany, and a staged version of Beethoven’s Fidelio with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra on tour throughout Europe. Both projects are directed by Sam Brown.

Upcoming next season is the world premiere of the opera Bly by Icelandic composer Karólina Eiriksdóttir and Swedish librettist Ann-Sofie Bárány, in collaboration with director Mellika Melouani Melani. The piece will tour Sweden with the Pitea Chamber Opera.

Learn more about Bengt Gomér


Deborah Borda


Deborah Borda



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