A. J. Weissbard
Lighting designer American lighting designer A. J. Weissbard has worked worldwide designing the light for theatre, video, exhibition, permanent architectural installation and special events. He routinely collaborates with many artists including theatre directors (R. Wilson, P. Stein, L. Ronconi, D. Abbado, B. Sobel, P. Greenaway), visual artists (W. Kentridge, F. Plessi, V. Fishkin), architects (G. Aulenti, P. Cerri, R. Gluckman, M. Thun) among others. His work has been seen: for opera, drama and dance in major opera houses, festivals and theatres including Lincoln Center NY, Los Angeles Opera, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Opera Garnier and Theâtre du Châtelet Paris, Brussels Opera La Monnaie, Teatro Real Madrid, Piccolo Teatro Milano, Epidaurous, Schaubühne Berlin, Esplanade Singapore and Bunka Kaikan Tokyo; for multimedia and exhibits in museums including the Guggenheim New York and Bilbao, Royal Academy London, Petit Palais Paris, Vitra Design Museum, Milano Triennale, Kunstindustrimuseum Copenhagen, Shanghai Art Museum; for unique events at venues including Aichi World Expo 2005, Biennale di Venezia, Salone del Mobile Milan, Bienal de Valencia. Recently he completed Orfeo at Teatro alla Scala, the exhibit Giorgio Armani Retrospective, Parsifal at Los Angeles Opera, A Speedy Day for the Venice Biennale, Lady from the Sea at Teatr Dramatyczny Warsaw and Quartett at Theâtre Odeon Paris, and Sebastiano del Piombo in Palazzo Venezia Rome; Howard Shore's The Fly at Theâtre du Châtelet directed by David Cronenberg; Drifting and Tilting the Songs of Scott Walker, Barbican Theatre; A Midsummer Night’s Dream directed by Luca Ronconi, Teatro Strehler, Milan; Il Tempo del Postino at Theater Basel; and the Hugo Boss Flagship Store Meatpacking District, NY; The Merchant of Venice at the Piccolo Teatro, Milan and La clemenza di Tito at Teatro San Carlo, Naples, 1433 – The Grand Voyage at National Theatre Taipei. His solo work with "light regards," was presented at Milan Design Week Salone del Mobile 2006. He is resident lighting designer for Change Performing Arts in Milan and a faculty instructor at the Watermill Center of New York and guest instructor at the Norwegian Theater Academy and Milan's Nuova Accademia di Belle Arte.