Joël Adam Lighting designer
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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, L’Enfant et les sortilèges at the Matsumoto Festival in Japan; in 2014, for Count Ory at the Opéra de Lyon and Teatro alla 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 Golden Cockerel at La Monnaie in Brussels, Opéra de Nancy and 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 Edinburgh Festival, 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; in 2021, for Harvey at the MC2 in Grenoble, A Trip to the Moon at the Opéra Comique; in 2022, for Così fan tutte at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées; in 2023 for Il turco in Italia at Teatro Real in Madrid.

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 (Occident by Rémi de Vos in Paris), 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).

At the Paris Opera: Platée, 1999; The Seven Deadly Sins, 2001 ; Ariadne auf Naxos, 2003; Gianni Schicchi, 2004; L'Heure espagnole, 2004; L'elisir d'amore, 2006; Giulio Cesare, 2011; La Fille du régiment, 2012 ; I Puritani, 2013

Currently in

  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 06 February to 05 March 2025
  • Opéra Bastille
  • from 17 October to 20 November 2024

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