Chris Maravich

Lighting Designer

Lyric’s lighting director served in the same position from 2006 to 2012 at San Francisco Opera, where he created lighting for many productions including The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, Così fan tutte, Turandot, Cyrano de Bergerac, Il trittico, Tosca, Simon Boccanegra, Don Giovanni, Nixon in China, and Attila. He has collaborated on the lighting designs for Wozzeck (Finnish National Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève), Doktor Faust at Staatsoper Stuttgart, Tannhäuser for the Greek National Opera, and La fanciulla del West, The Makropulos Case, The Daughter of the Regiment, Il trovatore, Samson et Dalila, and Macbeth for San Francisco Opera. Maravich has also designed lighting for LA Opera, Opera Colorado, San Diego Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Florida Grand Opera, Madison Opera, Cal Performances, and Opera San José. He also currently serves as lighting supervisor for The Joffrey Ballet. Chris Maravich is supported by the Mary-Louise and James S. Aagard Lighting Director Endowed Chair.

Previously at Lyric: Twelve productions since 2014|15, most recently The Queen of Spades (2019|20); Madama Butterfly (2019|20); Idomeneo (2018|19).

Last updated: February 14, 2020