French lighting designer Christophe Forey made his Royal Opera debut in 2000 on La Cenerentola, directed by Moshe Leiser and Patrice Caurier. He has since returned to work on Madama Butterfly, Hamlet, Il turco in Italia, Il barbiere di Siviglia, Hansel and Gretel and Maria Stuarda for The Royal Opera, 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 (Koltès’s Roberto Zucco in Paris and on tour), Günter Krämer, Antoine Caubet and Jean-Marc Bourg, for the Théâtre de la Chrysalide de Lyon and the Théâtre national de Strasbourg, among others. Dance credits include with choreographer Lucinda Childs, among others.