Durham Marenghi’s career as a lighting designer has ranged from theatrical lighting for drama, opera, dance and musicals, to lighting Olympic and Royal events, concerts, heritage and television productions. Marenghi’s lighting of the Diamond Jubilee concert in 2012 was recognised by a Royal Television Society Craft Award and he won Lighting Designer of the Year 2013 at the TPi Awards for his lighting of the exterior of the London 2012 Olympic stadium.
Marenghi’s theatrical work includes Romeo and Juliet at the Piccadilly Theatre; Peter Pan at the Royal Festival Hall; Lennon, the Musical at the Astoria Theatre; The Merchant of Venice for Michael Attenborough; Le Nozze di Figaro and Il Seraglio for Welsh National Opera; The Representative and Joan of Arc at The Citizens’ Theatre, Glasgow; Prisoner Cell Block H with Lily Savage at the Queen’s Theatre; the UK tour and German production of Saturday Night Fever for Arlene Philips and European tours of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Jesus Christ Superstar. He has also lit numerous shows on ice for clients such as Torvill and Dean, Robin Cousins, and Holiday on Ice.
The concert events he has worked on include Back to the Earth a son-et-lumière for Isao Tomita on the River Hudson, New York; Classical Spectacular for Raymond Gubbay at the Royal Albert Hall; Equality ’94 and ‘95 featuring Sting, Elton John, Alison Moyet and East 17; the European tour of Andrea Bocelli for Barry Marshall; and The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber in the grounds of Woburn Abbey and at St Paul’s.
For more details of his acclaimed live event, trade, fashion, and television work visit Durham Marenghi’s website; his company Lumitect provide permanent lighting installations for architects and their clients (see links on right).
Durham is a member of The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, The Society of British Theatre Designers, The Society of Television Lighting and Design, The Association of Lighting Designers and Equity and is an Honorary Fellow of Rose Bruford College.