Bill Cooper

Londoner Bill Cooper specialises in performing arts photography. His stage production work developed from his early career as a dancer in Europe and the United Kingdom, demonstrating his empathy for, and understanding of, all the preparation on and off-stage that goes into producing a live performance.
As a dancer, Bill appeared with companies in Germany, Belgium, Switzerland and Portugal before completing his career at Scottish Ballet for four years where its founder, Peter Darrell, encouraged him to develop his eye for capturing performance on camera. Today Bill works for all the major opera and ballet companies in the United Kingdom, whilst commissions abroad have taken him to companies in Tokyo, New York, Wellington (New Zealand), Paris, Madrid, Turin, Stuttgart and Frankfurt.
Published Books include: IN HOUSE: The Royal Ballet , Birmingham Royal Ballet, A portrait of Miyako Yoshida

Solo exhibitions include: FOTO-Galerie, Hamburg ; the 3rd Eye, Glasgow ; A Tribute to Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden ; Faces from the pit, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.

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TOSCA by Puccini ;
Luciano Pavarotti as Cavaradossi ;
Directed by John Cox ;
at the Royal Opera House ;
Covent Garden, London, UK ;
January 2002 ;
Credit: Bill Cooper / ArenaPAL


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