Italian lighting designer Marco Filibeck mafr his Royal Opera debut in the 2016/17 Season on Norma, directed by Àlex Ollé.
Filibeck began his career working in rock concerts. After training as a theatre technician at the Teatro Comunale, Bologna, he went on to work for La Scala, Milan, and in 1996 became lighting designer there. Previous work with Ollé and La Fura dels Baus includes Madama Butterfly (Rome Opera), Quartett (La Scala), Il prigioniero / Erwartung (Lyon Opera) and Pelléas et Mélisande (Dresden). Other opera credits include Aida and La bohème directed by Franco Zeffirelli, Wozzeck directed by Jürgen Flimm, Così fan tutte directed by Claus Guth, Madama Butterfly directed by Damiano Michieletto, ll trovatore directed by Hugo de Ana, Oberto, conte di San Bonifacio directed by Mario Martone, Fidelio directed by Gary Hill, Un ballo in maschera, Il viaggio a Reims and Simon Boccanegra directed by Marco Gandini, Der Rosenkavalier directed by Herbert Wernicke, Le Cid directed by Guy Joosten, Simon Boccanegra directed by Federico Tiezzi, and La gazza ladra, directed by Gabriele Salvatores.
Filibeck’s work in ballet includes La Sylphide, Raymonda, Ondine, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet and Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote for La Scala, George Balanchine’s Coppélia in Dresden and numerous galas for Roberto Bolle and Friends.