Bertrand Couderc Lighting design

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Bertrand Couderc is designing the lighting for numerous performances, both for the theatre and the opera, and is collaborating with the greatest worldwide stages. 

In 2005, he worked with Patrice Chéreau on Così fan tutte at the Aix-en-Provence Festival and at the Paris Opera. This was followed by Tristan and Isolde at La Scala in Milan conducted by Daniel Barenboim, as well as the play Night Just Before the Forests. His repertoire also includes From the House of the Dead under the direction of Pierre Boulez, which was performed at the Theater an der Wien, in Aix-en-Provence and in several major houses including the Paris Opera in 2017. He worked on Luc Bondy's last productions, Charlotte Salomon at the Salzburg Festival in 2014 and Ivanov at the Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe in 2015. 

Since 2015, he has been working with Bartabas and the Académie équestre de Versailles for the choreography of Davide penitente, the Requiem at the Felsenreitschule in Salzburg and on The Rite of Spring

He has closely worked with Éric Ruf in the theatre for Romeo and Juliet, Life of Galileo and Bajazet staged at the Comédie-Française, as well as in the opera for Pelléas et Mélisande and recently for Romeo and Juliet at the Opéra Comique. A loyal collaborator of Raphaël Pichon, he designed the lighting for the Funeral of Louis XIV at Versailles and for Bach's St John Passion at the Paris Philharmonie. In 2019, he worked on Monteverdi's Vespers, and in 2020, Mein Traum, Dido and Aeneas and Immersions at the Bordeaux submarine base. 

His work has recently been seen in Manon at the Paris Opera, La Vie Parisienne at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Anna Bolena at La Scala, Boris Godunov in Monte Carlo, Die Frau ohne Schatten in Vienna, La Cerisaie and Angels in America at the Comédie-Française, Silêncio in Lisbon, and L'incoronazione di Poppea in Aix-en-Provence. 

Bertrand Couderc was the theatre winner of the 2017 French Institute's Hors-les-murs grant for his project L'Esprit du vide, in Japan.

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  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 26 May to 20 June 2025

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