Franck Evin

Lighting Designer
Franck Evin, born in France in 1960, received a scholarship from the French Ministry of Culture in 1983 and initially became assistant to the head of lighting at the Opéra de Lyon. He began working as an independent lighting designer at the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus in 1986 and passed the lighting master's examination in 1993. His collaboration with Werner Schröter and Eberhard Kloke was particularly close during this time. Productions followed in Nantes, Strasbourg, Paris, Lyon, Vienna, Bonn, Brussels and Los Angeles, among others. From 1995 to 2012, he was artistic director of the lighting department at the Komische Oper Berlin, where he was responsible for the lighting design of all new productions. Here, Andreas Homoki, Barrie Kosky, Calixto Bieito and Hans Neuenfels in particular became important partners for him. Since 2012, Franck Evin has been artistic director of the lighting department at Zurich Opera House. In addition, he continues to work as a lighting designer in international productions, for example at the opera houses of Oslo, Stockholm, Tokyo, Amsterdam, Munich, Graz as well as the Opéra national de Paris, the Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Teatro La Fenice in Venice, the Vlaamse Opera in Antwerp and at the Bayreuth and Salzburg Festivals. In 2006, Franck Evin was awarded the German Stage Prize Opus in the lighting design category for Mozart's "Così fan tutte" at the Komische Oper Berlin. He is a lecturer in lighting design, lighting technology and colour theory at the Department of Stage and Costume Design at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg.
At the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, his lighting design can be seen in Offenbach's "Orpheus in der Unterwelt".