Lighting Designer
John Torres
United States



John Torres served as co-lighting designer for HGO’s Turandot in 2022. He has designed for theater, opera, live television, dance, music, and art exhibitions. Recent engagements include Turandot at Opera National de Paris and Tristan and Isolde at Santa Fe Opera. Torres has designed lighting for operas Tristan and Isolde (La Monnaie, Brussels), Atlas (Los Angeles Philharmonic), The Mile Long Opera (High Line), Idomeneo(Opera Orchestre National Montpellier), and La traviata (State Theater of Linz), and for theater works including Twelfth Night & A Bright Room Called Day (The Public Theatre, New York), The Black Clown (American Repertory Theater), and Hamlet (St. Ann's Warehouse, Brooklyn). He has collaborated with stage designer and director Robert Wilson, choreographers Lucinda Childs and Trisha Brown, and directors Yuval Sharon and Zack Winokur. He is a frequent collaborator with Solange Knowles and recently designed the residency for Usher at the Coliseum in Las Vegas. 


Co-Lighting Designer:

TURANDOT 2021-22