David Lovett trained at the Chelsea School of Art and Design, in London. He has had paintings and graphic work exhibited at the Festival Hall, The Serpentine Gallery, The Internationnal Students House and Art into Landscape in London.
After working in a number of British repertory theatres he worked for the Almeida theatre in London in its formative years with Pierre Audi, with whom he later lit pieces by De Pablo and Berio at the Centro Dramatico Nacional, Madrid. He was a visiting lecturer at the Central School of Speech and Drama and at the Theatre Department of Croydon College in England.
His work includes pieces for: Extemporary Dance, Dancers Anonymous, Scottish Opera, Garsington Opera, Newcastle Playhouse, Northern Symphonia, Electro-Acoustic Music Association of Great Britain (EMAS) and The Matrix Ensemble, and was a design associate on Alan Rickman’s Hamlet. Lovett worked on realizing John Cage’s installation piece Essay in the Espai Poblenou, Barcelona and the tour of Cage’s Europeras 3 & 4. For the Contemporary Opera Studio of English National Opera and the Aldeburgh Foundation he lit the world premiere of John Tavener’s Mary of Egypt. Other credits include work with Ute Lemper, Steve Montague, Robert Wilson, Julia Bardsley & Andrew Poppy, New York’s Composers Collaborative, DiMauro Dance, Joyce Harrigan Dance.