ORIGINAL LIGHTING DESIGNER
Diego Leetz is making his HGO debut. He began his career in 1988 as a lighting technician and later as a lighting supervisor at the Berliner Staatsoper, where he worked on Paul Abraham’s Blume von Hawaii, directed by Andrea Schwalbach; Il mondo della luna, directed by Karoline Gruber; La forza del destino, directed by Stefan Herheim; and Maria Stuarda, directed by Karsten Wiegand. Since then he has designed the lighting for productions by a wide range of notable directors, including Günter Krämer, Barrie Kosky, Torsten Fischer, Stefan Herheim, and Kirill Serebrennikov. His notable credits include Krämer’s production of the Ring cycle for the Opéra national de Paris. Since the 2012-13 season he has been the Artistic Director and Head of Lighting at Komische Oper Berlin, for which his extensive lighting credits include American Lulu, Taner Akyol’s Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves, The Magic Flute, The Fiery Angel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Milos Vacek’s Des Kaisers neue Kleider, Così fan tutte, Nico Dostal’s Clivia, La belle Hélène, Marius Felix Lange’s Das Gespenst von Canterville, and the ballet Don Juan.