Joël Adam Lighting designer
Season 23/24 Artist


Joël Adam has been working since 1989 as lighting designer with Laurent Pelly, for theatre and opera productions: in 2013, for The Tales of Hoffmann at the Opéra de Lyon and the San Francisco Opera, The Love of the Three Oranges in Amsterdam, I Puritani at the Paris Opera, L’Enfant et les sortilèges at the Matsumoto Festival in Japan; in 2014, for Count Ory at the Opéra de Lyon and La Scala in Milan L’Étoile in Amsterdam; in 2015, for Hänsel and Gretel at Teatro Real Madrid and the Seattle Opera, Platée and L’Elisir d’amore at the Paris Opera, King Carrot at the Opéra de Lyon; in 2016 and 2017, for The Doctor in Spite of Himself at Grand Théâtre de Genève, The Golden Cockerel at La Monnaie in Brussels, at the Opéra de Nancy and the Teatro Real in Madrid, Viva la Mamma at the Opéra de Lyon, The Barber of Seville at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées; in 2018, for King Carrot at the Opéra de Lille, The Barber of Seville at the Théâtre du Luxembourg and the Edinburg Fesitval, Gianni Schicchi at the Paris Operas, The Tales of Hoffmann at the Berlin Opera, Viva la Mamma at Grand Théâtre de Genève; in 2019 and 2020, for The Barber of Seville in Bordeaux, Falstaff at Teatro Real Madrid, Bluebeard at the Opéra de Lyon, Il Puritani at the Paris Opera; in 2021, for Mary Chase’s Harvey at the MC2: Grenoble, A Trip to the Moon at the Opéra Comique; in 2022, for Così fan tutte at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées. 

He has also been working with Philippe Adrien (Hamlet at the Théâtre de la Tempête, The Maids at the Vieux Colombier), Andrei Serban (The Miser, The Merchant of Venice at the Comédie Française), Sandrine Anglade (Romeo and Juliet at the Opéra de Bordeaux, Marivaux’s The Confident Mother at the Vieux Colombier), Robin Renucci (Mlle Julie at the Tréteaux de France), Serge Lipszyc (Don Pasquale in Ajaccio and Occident by Rémi de Vos at the Théâtre de l'Épée de bois), Nathalie Nauzes (Tiden ar Vart Hem by Lars Norèn in Toulouse), Oriane Moretti (Amok at the Opéra de Reims), Serge Nicolaï (Un domaine où! in Bastia).

Currently in

  • Palais Garnier
  • from 20 January to 16 February 2024

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