In the 2013/14 Season French lighting designer Christophe Forey creates the lighting for Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier’s new production of Maria Stuarda for The Royal Opera. Forey designed lighting for The Royal Opera’s productions of La Cenerentola, Madama Butterfly, Hamlet, Il turco in Italia, Il barbiere di Siviglia and Hansel and Gretel, all directed by Leiser and Caurier.
Forey was born in France and studied at the Ecole Superieure d'Art Dramatique of the Théâtre national de Strasbourg, where he began a working partnership with photographer and designer Henri Alekan. His other designs for Leiser and Caurier include for Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Lausanne), Ariane et Barbe-bleue and Lucia di Lammermoor (Opéra de Lyon), Wozzeck (Spoleto Festival), Der Rosenkavalier, Pelléas et Mélisande, Les Fiançailles au couvent, Der Ring des Nibelungen and Don Carlo (Geneva), Giulio Cesare in Egitto and Norma (Salzburg Festival), Die Zauberflöte (Vienna State Opera), Falstaff (Angers-Nantes Opéra) and Rossini’s Otello (De Vlaamse Opera).
Forey has worked widely in theatre, for directors including Bruno Boëglin, Antoine Caubet, Jean-Marc Bourg, for the Théâtre de la Chrysalide de Lyon and the Théâtre national de Strasbourg. Dance credits include with choreographers such as Lucinda Childs.