Biography

Felice Ross

Current as of July 2020

Lighting designer Felice Ross was born in the United States and now lives in Israel. She has designed the lighting for many dance, theatre and opera productions as well as art installations. She has worked with Krzysztof Warlikowski for over 20 years, designing the lighting for Macbeth, Lulu, Médée, Don Giovanni and Les Contes d’Hoffmann at La Monnaie in Brussels, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Eugene Onegin, Die Gezeichneten and Salome at the Bavarian State Opera in Munich, The Rake’s Progress at the Berlin State Opera, Wozzeck at the Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam, Alceste and Poppea e Nerone at the Teatro Real in Madrid, Don Carlos, Parsifal, Iphigénie en Tauride, The Makropulos Case, Duke Bluebeard’s Castle / La Voix humaine and Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District at the Paris Opéra, From the House of the Dead at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Il trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and The Bassarids at the 2018 Salzburg Festival. Other opera credits include The Medium at the Israeli Opera in Tel Aviv, Così fan tutte at the Poznań Opera, Don Carlo, Eugene Onegin, Der fliegende Holländer, Powder Her Face and Ubu Rex at the National Opera in Warsaw, Salome at the National Theatre in Prague, Manon Lescaut at the Welsh National Opera in Cardiff, Falstaff and The Makropulos Case at Opera Vlaanderen in Antwerp, Andrea Chénier at the Washington National Opera, Monteverdi’s Marian Vespers at the Dutch National Opera, Parsifal at the Opéra national du Rhin in Strasbourg, Toshiro Mayuzumi’s Kinkakuji at the Bunka Kaikan in Tokyo as well as The Fiery Angel at the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Pelléas et Mélisande and Das Floß der Medusa at the Ruhrtriennale, La traviata at the Savonlinna Opera Festival and Macbeth at the Third World Bunfight in Cape Town.

Felice Ross has also designed the lighting for several of Warlikowski’s productions in the spoken theatre, notably The Dybbuk, Kabaret Warszawski, The African Tales by Shakespeare, (A)pollonia, Un Tramway (based on Tennessee Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire), Cleansed and We Are Leaving (based on Hanoch Levin’s The Suitcase Packers). Theatre and dance productions have taken her to the Nowy Teatr in Warsaw, the Théâtre de l’Odéon in Paris, the Schaubühne in Berlin, the Hanover Schauspiel, the Seo Dance Company in Korea, the Poreia Theatre in Athens, the Salzburg Festival and elsewhere.

Felice Ross was recently honoured with the title of Companion by the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, co-founded by Paul McCartney.

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