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Christophe Forey

Lighting designer


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 lighting designs for Leiser and Caurier include Aufstieg und Fall der Stadt Mahagonny (Lausanne), Wozzeck (Spoleto Festival), Der Rosenkavalier, Pelléas et Mélisande, Les Fiançailles au couvent, Der Ring des Nibelungen and Don Carlo (Geneva), L’italiana in Algeri, Giulio Cesare in Egitto, Norma and Iphigénie en Tauride (Salzburg Festival), Teseo (Theater an der Wien), Die Zauberflöte (Vienna State Opera), Le nozze di Figaro, La Damnation de Faust, Falstaff and L’incoronazione di Poppea (Angers-Nantes Opéra), Il trovatore (Essen), Rossini’s Otello (Opera Vlaanderen) and Giovanna d’Arco (La Scala, Milan).

Forey has worked widely in theatre, for directors including Bruno Boëglin (Koltès’s Roberto Zucco in Paris and on tour), Günter Krämer, Jean-Marc Bourg and Cédric Dorier (Racine’s Frères ennemis), for the Théâtre de la Chrysalide de Lyon and the Théâtre national de Strasbourg, among others. Dance credits include work with Lucinda Childs, among others.