We met with Felice Ross in the midst of rehearsals for an upcoming production by Krzysztof Warlikowski in the New Theatre in Warsaw. Felice has been working with Warlikowski since 1998 and during this time has had a major impact on the advancement of the lighting design profession in Poland. She was born and educated in the USA, and later moved to Israel, being one of a few women to break into this male-dominated field and establish herself among the leading lighting designers working worldwide today across theatre, dance and opera. We asked about her sources of inspiration, her greatest influences and mentors, and how the profession has evolved for better or for worse. How to nurture the artist in you, how to upkeep your interest and passion and maintain a healthy life-work balance at the same time. What is it about Light that is so special?

PREMIERE: Thursday 6th May, 20:00 CET | YouTube


Directed by: Arth Pixels
Duration: 27 min

This is the first film in a series Contemporary Creators from the Music. Multimedia. Management. project, where outstanding artists and leading professionals working in the arts world discuss key issues impacting their profession today. They will discuss creative processes, give insights into behind the scenes, consider the importance of sound and lighting design to the overall concert experience, evaluate audience development and reveal the sources of their inspiration and so much more!
We are delighted to open the new series with a leading lighting designer Felice Ross.

Felice has been working in stage lighting since the age of 15. She has worked as a board operator, light technician, crew chief and as the head of the lighting department at the Israeli Opera in addition to designing lights through out.

Felice has designed the lights for many theatre, opera and dance productions as well as art installations, in Israel, Europe, USA, South Korea, Japan, South Africa, and Great Britain.
Amongst Felice's lighting designs, in The Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv (The Medium,), The National Opera, Warsaw (Don Carlo, Ubu Roi, The Flying Dutchman), The National Opera, Washington D.C. (Andrea Chenier), The Grand Opera, Poznan (Così fan tutte), Roma Musical Theatre, Warsaw (Polanski's Dance of the Vampires,), La Monnaie Opera, Brussels (Medee, Macbeth, Lulu, Don Giovanni, Powder Her Face), The Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich (Eugène Onéguine, Die Frau ohne Schatten, Die Gezeichnecten), Dutch National Opera (Wojzeck), Vlaamse Opera, Antwerpen, Grand Théâtre Genève ( Vec Makroopoulis), The National Opera, Paris (Iphigénie en Tauride, Parsifal, The Human Voice, Vec Makropoulos, Le Roi Roger, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk) Teatre Real, Madrid, (Poppea & Nerone, Alceste) Welsh National Opera, Cardiff (Manon Lescault), National Opera, Prague (Salome), Palau de les Arts, Valencia (Onegin, ballet El Amore Brujo), Staatsoper, Berlin (A Rake’s Progress) Savonlinna Opera Festival, (La Traviata), Third World Bunfight, Cape Town, (Macbeth) Opera du Rhin, Strasbourg, Bunka Kaikan, Tokyo (Kinkakuji), Royal Opera House, London (From the House of the Dead), The Holland Festival (Mariavespers), FestivalAix-en-Provence (Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno, The Fiery Angel), Salzburg Festival (The Bassarids, Elektra), Ruhrtriennale (Pellas and Mellisandre, Ligeti “Evolution”, Henze Floss der Medusa), Seo Dance Co., Seoul (A Table, Hymne a l'Amour), Barak Marshall Dance Co., Tel Aviv (Aunt Leah, Emma Goldman's Wedding, Rooster), Rina Shenfeld Dance Co. Tel Aviv, Hyena Dance Co. Antwerp, Farm in a Cave Dance co., Prague (Whistleblowers).

Felice has conducted many master classes and workshops. She served on the jury of the National Academy of Dramatic Arts Theatre School Festival in Warsaw, Poland as well as on the jury for the Prague Quadrennial.

Felice has been awarded the annual prize for best lighting in Israel 3 times, best lighting in the Akko Theatre Festival and the prize for Best Lighting for a Classical play in Poland. She was awarded an honorary membership in the Spanish Union of Lighting Designers.

In 2018 Felice was honored by Sir Paul McCartney as a companion at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

In Poland Felice has been collaborating with Krzysztof Warlikowski since 1998. Felice has also collaborated with Gzegorz Jarzyna, Mariusz Trelinski, Andrzrej Seweryn and Natalia Korczakowska.
 
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