John Torres Lighting designer


John Torres is one of the first lighting designers to be working both for the dance, theatre, the music and the fashion worlds. Her collaboration with Robert Wilson includes Edda at the Oslo Norwegian Theater, Cheek to cheek with Tonny Benett and Lady Gaga.

In the world of opera, he worked on various productions like Handel’s Messiah in Salzburg, Intelligence at the Houston Grand Opera, Tristan et Isolde at the Santa Fe Opera, or the recital Eden, by American mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

For the theatre, he designed the lighting of Twelfth Night and A Bright Room Called Day for the Public Theater in New York, The Black Clown at the American Repertory Theater, Only an Octave Apart and Hamlet at St Ann’s Warehouse and Help: A New Play by Claudia Rankine at Shed.

His music portfolio includes collaborations with Solange Knowles and Florence and the Machine and his dance work includes collaborations with Lucinda Childs for Available Light at the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris and with Bobbi Jene Smith for Lost Mountain and Broken Theatre at the MaMa.

For the fashion industry, he works with Vogue World in New York, Bottega Veneta in Detroit and la Gucci Love Parade in Los Angeles. He also took part in the exhibitions Adam Pendleton: Who is Queen? at the New York MoMA and Carl Craig: Party/After Party at the Dia Foundation in Beacon.

At the Paris Opera: Turandot, 2021

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