James F. Ingalls Lumières


James F. Ingalls has worked with Peter Sellars since 1980, most recently on Medea at Berlin's Staatsoper Unter den Linden under Sir Simon Rattle. He has also designed lighting for works by John Adams (Nixon in China, The Death of Klinghoffer, El Niño, Doctor Atomic, A Flowering Tree, The Gospel According to the Other Mary, Girls of the Golden West), Kaija Saariaho (L'Amour de loin, Adriana Mater, La Passion de Simone, Only the Sound Remains), as well as Saint François d'Assise, Le Grand Macabre and La Clémence de Titus at the Salzburg Festival, Le Roman de Fauvel with Ensemble Sequentia and The Rake's Progress at the Théâtre du Châtelet, Idomeneo, Theodora, The Magic Flute and The Electrification of the Soviet Union at the Glyndebourne Festival. He collaborates regularly with Mark Morris (L'Allegro, il Penseroso ed il Moderato, The Hard Nut, Layla and Majnun, Mozart Dances, Orphée et Eurydice) and with the Paul Tudor Dance Company and Twyla Tharp Dance.

He designed the lighting for Œdipus Rex / Symphony of Psalms for the San Francisco Symphony and Esa-Pekka Salonen, Fidelio for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel in collaboration with Deaf West Theatre and, more recently, Three Tchaikovsky Overtures by Alexei Ratmansky with the Bayerische Staatsballett in Munich. He regularly collaborates with the dancers of The Wooden Floor in Santa Ana, California.

At the Opéra national de Paris: Ein Herz, 1990; Saint François d'Assise, 1992; Maelstrom, 1994; Sandpaper Ballet, 2001; Tristan et Isolde, 2005; Adriana Mater, 2006; Sleeping Beauty, 2015; Only the Sound Remains, 2016

Currently in

  • Palais Garnier
  • from 20 January to 23 February 2025

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