Photograph from Le nozze di Figaro - lighting design by Jake Wiltshire
From the show Le nozze di Figaro
Photograph from The Snowmaiden - lighting design by Jake Wiltshire
From the show The Snowmaiden
Photograph from Fragments - lighting design by Jake Wiltshire
From the show Fragments
Photograph from Love's Edge - lighting design by Jake Wiltshire
Lohengrin | From the show Love's Edge

Jake Wiltshire

Recent lighting credits include: Le nozze di Figaro for Turku Opera, Finland; Rigoletto for Iford Arts Festival; Il Pastor Fido for The London Handel Society and RCMIOS; Don Giovanni for Opera Faber; The Lighthouse, Eugene Onegin, Die Dreigroschenoper, Hansel Und Gretel, La Calisto, The Rape of Lucretia, Albert Herring, Cosi Fan Tutte and many other productions for Royal Academy Opera; Carmen for ENO Baylis; Macbeth and Acante et Cephise for UCO Opera; Don Giovanni for Amersham Festival of Music. As an Associate lighting designer Jake has recently lit the US premiere of Peter Maxwell Davis and David Pountney's ''Kommilitonen!'' at the Lincoln Centre New York. Jake has also lit for Theatre, independent Films and Perrier Award winning comedy productions and in 2009 he was made an Honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music.

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Previous productions

Show name Type Venue/Company Role Creative Team Opened
The Rape of Lucretia Opera Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: Jake Wiltshire / John Ramster
May 2014
The Snowmaiden Opera Lighting Designer Director: Chris Cowell
Set designer: Bridget Kimak
Mar 2014
Ariodante Opera Lighting Designer Director: Paul Curran
Set designer: Robert Innes-Hopkins / Carla Goodman
Mar 2014
Cendrillon Opera Lighting Designer Director: Chris Cowell
Set designer: Bridget Kimak
Nov 2013
Le nozze di Figaro Opera Åbo Svenska Teater
Turku Opera
Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: Bridget Kimak
Sep 2013
The Lighthouse Opera Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: Jake Wiltshire John Ramster
May 2013
Eugene Onegin Opera RAO Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: Adrian Linford
Mar 2013
La Vera Costanza Opera Lighting Designer Director: Jamie Hayes
Set designer: Tim Reed
Nov 2012
Mansfield Park Opera Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: John Ramster Jake Wiltshire
May 2012
Acante et Cephise Opera Bloomsbury Theatre
UCOpera
Lighting Designer Director: Christopher Cowell
Set designer: Tom Oldham
Mar 2012
Kommilitonen! Opera Lincoln Center NYC
RAO / Juilliard school
Lighting Designer Director: David Poutney
Set designer: Robert Innes Hopkins
Nov 2011
Curlew River Opera RAO Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: John Ramster Jake Wiltshire
Oct 2011
Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera) Opera RAO Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: John Ramster / Jake Wiltshire
May 2011
Fragments Opera Royal Academy of Music Vocal Faculty Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Apr 2011
Cosi Fan Tutte Opera RAO Lighting Designer Director: John Cox
Set designer: Gary McCann
Nov 2010
Rigoletto Opera Iford Manor
Iford Arts
Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: Bridget Kimak
Jul 2010
Opera Scenes Opera Royal Academy of Music Vocal Faculty Lighting Designer Director: Mike Ashman
May 2010
Il Pastor Fido Opera Britten Theatre
London Handel Society / RCMIOS
Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: Bridget Kimak
Mar 2010
Albert Herring Opera RAO Lighting Designer Director: John Copley
Set designer: Tim Reed
Mar 2010
Love's Edge Opera Royal Academy of Music Vocal Faculty Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: John Ramster / Jake Wiltshire
Jan 2010
RAO Tableaux Opera RAO Lighting Designer Director: Mike Ashman
Jan 2010
Family Secrets Opera Royal Academy of Music Vocal Faculty Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: John Ramster / Jake Wiltshire
Oct 2009
RAO Opera Tableaux Opera RAO Lighting Designer Director: Jamie Hayes
Sep 2009
L'occasione fa il ladro Opera RAO Lighting Designer Director: Daniele Guerra
Set designer: Patrick Cahill
May 2009
RAO Opera Tableaux Opera RAO Lighting Designer Director: John Copley
Mar 2009
Macbeth Opera Bloomsbury Theatre
UCOpera
Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: Bridget Kimak
Mar 2009
Royal Academy of Music Opera Scenes Opera RAM
RAM Vocal Faculty Post Graduates
Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: John Ramster, Jake Wiltshire
Jan 2009
Royal Academy Opera Tableaux Opera Sir Jack Lyons
RAO
Lighting Designer Director: David Edwards
Jan 2009
Hansel Und Gretel Opera Sir Jack Lyons
RAO
Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: Sakina Karimjee
Nov 2008
Sword of Maximum Damage Theatre Wimbledon Studio / Underbelly Big Belly, Edinburgh
Tigco
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Riches
Jul 2008
La Calisto Opera RAO Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
May 2008
The Rape of Lucretia Opera RAO Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Set designer: John Ramster / Jake Wiltshire
May 2007
Don Giovanni Opera Amersham Festival of Music Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Apr 2007
Monsieur de Reve - David Zanthor Theatre Video Jug Lighting Designer Director: James Lamont / John Foster
Feb 2007
Don Giovanni Opera Teatro Diego Bernardes, Portugal
Opera Faber
Lighting Designer Director: John Ramster
Jul 2006
Royal Academy Opera Tableaux Opera RAO Lighting Designer Director: Various
Jan 2005
Nudge Theatre Pleasance London, then touring
Underhand
Lighting Designer Director: Rohan Achary / Chris Lince
Set designer: Nic Watson
Apr 2004
Plat du Nuit Theatre Canal Cafe Theatre / Guilded Balloon, then touring
Tigco
Lighting Designer Director: Adam Riches
Aug 2002
NewsRevue Theatre Canal Cafe Theatre / Cvenues Edinburgh
Canal Cafe Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Various
Oct 2001
Swallow Theatre Cvenue Edinburgh
Wicked Theatre
Lighting Designer Director: Sara Doctors
Aug 2001

The Lighthouse

There was not a great deal in the way of scenery; much was done with Jake Wiltshire’s brilliant – at some points, literally so – lighting, by turns suggestive of the lighthouse itself, the red eyes of the Beast, and much more.
Mark Berry, Boulezian
....it was all down to smoke and mirrors, or rather mist and Jake Wiltshire’s stunning lighting – atmospheric, versatile, at times obliterating.
Peter Reed, Classical Source

Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera)

Notable for invention and accomplishment on stretched finances, this was a great evening of music theatre which demands revival a.s.a.p. The integrated producton team deserves congratulations. Staging is pretty basic, but with the generous box of tricks deployed by Lighting Designer Jake Wiltshire you'd never think so.
Peter Woolf, Musical Pointers 21/05/2011

Macbeth

I am always an admirer of John Ramster’s direction and unerring instinct for creating maximum impact with minimal resources, and he was well supported by Bridget Kimak’s striking set and costumes and Jake Wiltshire’s evocative lighting.
Serena Fenwick, Musical Pointers
The actual set – devoid of all except the most basic props – evinced a luminous, even phosphorescent quality enhanced by the wide range of lighting shades and intensities employed by Jake Wiltshire.
Richard Whitehouse, Classical Source
In their production, Shakespeare’s tragedy unfurls on the stage against a livid sky, in turn malign and sombre. The use of lighting brings the bare landscape to life, so that the fitful emotions of music are tightly bound with colour.
Dragana Obradovic, UCL News

Hansel Und Gretel

The second act forest (very effectively designed by Sakina Karimjee and quite beautifully lit by Jake Wiltshire), made the small stage appear vast and provided the perfect setting for a moving dream sequence ............... Some of the images conjured up will stay in the mind for a very long time
Richard Fawkes, Opera Now 04/03/2009
'The production is well thought out and stimulating and there is some stunning lighting, too – most notably in the forest scene as the two children sing their prayer and go to sleep.''
Alexander Cambell, Classical Source 19/11/2008

The Rape of Lucretia

'In John Ramster's excellent production a classical simplicity of approach and superb lighting (Jake Wiltshire) eliminated any need for scenery.''
Musical Pointers
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