The Spanish lighting designer comments that “my biggest aim in this production was to differentiate between Cinderella’s world and the prince’s palace: Cenerentola lives in a dark place lit by the color of coal, whereas the palace is in light primary colors.” Faura’s work has been seen in all three of Joan Font’s acclaimed Rossini productions: Cinderella, produced by ten major companies (most recently in Washington, Seattle, and Los Angeles), The Italian Girl in Algiers (Madrid, Florence, Bordeaux, Houston), and The Barber of Seville (Houston, Bordeaux, Barcelona, Toronto): “What I most enjoy in my work with Joan Font is the creative freedom and he brings about and his love for playing with light.” In addition to The Magic Flute (another Font production for Barcelona), Faura has also designed Turandot (Valencia), Madama Butterfly (Venice), Carmen (Palermo), and Tristan und Isolde (Lyon), among many other productions. The designer studied at Barcelona’s Theater Institute before participating in the British Council’s international theater lighting course in London. A member of Barcelona’s Els Comediants theater collective, he has worked with such distinguished directors as Núria Espert, Nicolas Joël, Rafael Durán, Sergi Belbel, Alfredo Arias, and Frédérico Alagna. Faura has designed lighting for Alan Ayckbourn’s Casa i jardi (House and Garden) at Teatro Bartrina and Teatro Fortuny (Reus); Gani Mirzo’s 1,001 Nights (Syracuse, Perelada, Cordóba); The Magic Flute (Opéra National de Paris, Teatro Real, Ruhr Triennale Festival); Bretón’s La verbena de la Paloma (Granada’s International Festival of Music and Dance, Bilbao’s Teatro Arriaga, Perelada Festival). He has won three Butaca Awards, a Max Award, and two Barcelona Critics’ Awards.
Lyric Opera debut: La Cenerentola (2015|16)
Last updated: October 4, 2015