Fabrice Kebour Lighting designer


Fabrice Kebour began his career in New York. He wins entry to the United Scenic Artists internship program which allows him to work with some of the leading American lighting designers on Broadway. Over the past 20 years, his work has been seen on the most prestigious international theatres: La Comédie Française, the Paris Opera, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Bregenzer Festival, the Teatro alla Scala, the Mariinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg, the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels.

He designed Giorgio Barberio Corsetti’s productions Un Chapeau de Paille d’Italie for La Comédie Française, Macbeth et Turandot for La Scala, as well as Don Carlo at the Mariinsky. He has been designing most of Sir David Pountney’s production amongst which La Forza del Destino for the Wiener Staatsoper, The Magic Flute for the Bregenz Festival and Philip Glass’ world premiere, Spuren der Verirrten for the opening of the new opera house in Linz.

In 2011, the Prague Quadrennial invited him to be part of the Light Speaks exhibit which displayed the work of the world’s leading lighting designers. He was nominated in the 2005, 2009 and 2011 Molière Awards in Best lighting design, as well as in the Wales Theatre Awards in 2015. Recent engagements include Il Viaggio, Dante in Aix-en-Provence in a production by Claus Guth, Puccini’s Triptych at the Salzburg Festival in a production by Christof Loy, the Ring for the Lyric Opera Chicago, staged by Sir David Pountney and, finally, Die ägyptische Helena for Teatro alla Scala in a production by Sven-Eric Bechtolf.

At the Paris Opera: Faust, 2011 ; La Bohème, 2017 ; Bérénice, 2018

Currently in

  • Palais Garnier
  • from 21 March to 09 April 2025
  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 29 April to 28 May 2025

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