Gleb Filshtinsky – Bio (en)

Born in Leningrad. Graduated from the stage direction faculty of the St Petersburg Academy of Theatrical Art, specialising in theatre set design.
Has worked as a lighting designer on over 300 music and drama productions in Russia and abroad. Has created the lighting for numerous show programmes and light and pyrotechnic shows. Over the years, he has worked as principal lighting designer with the St Petersburg Theatre of Youth Art, the St Petersburg Bryantsev Young Spectators` Theatre, the St Petersburg Drama and Comedy Theatre on Liteiny and the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre.
In 1996, together with Yevgeny Ginsburg, he established the creative workshop Lighting for Theatre.

Gleb Filshtinsky’s works have been awarded numerous prizes, among them:
1996 – The Latvian National Prize for Theatre (Teresa Racken, Dailas Theatre, Riga).
1997 – The Saint-Petersburg STS TV channel prize (The Little Chestnut Tree, Saint-Petersburg Drama and Comedy Theatre on Liteiny).
2000 – The Saint-Petersburg Teatral society prize (Lost in the Stars, Saint-Petersburg Drama and Comedy Theatre on Liteiny and Fedra, Saint-Petersburg Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre).
2003 – The National Prize of Estonia for Theatre (Fathers and Sons, Drama Theatre, Tallinn).
2004 – The Golden Mask, Russia’s highest theatre prize (The Rake’s Progress, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow).
2005 – The Latvian National Prize for Theatre (The Queen of Spades, Latvian National Opera, Riga).
2007 – The Golden Mask (Eugene Onegin, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow).
Member of the Union of Theatre Workers of Russia and the All-Russian Association of Lighting Designers.

At present he regularly works with the Mariinsky and the Alexandrinsky Theatres. His most recent works at the Mariinsky Theatre include:
THE LEGEND of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia, 2001 (D. Tcherniakov)
OTELLO, 2001 (Y. Alexandrov)
BORIS GODUNOV, 2002 (V.Kramer)
THE NOSE and THE TSAR’S BRIDE, 2004 (Y. Alexandrov)
THE SNOW MAIDEN, 2004 (A. Galibin)
CARMEN, 2005 (A. Stepanyuk)
TRISTAN UND ISOLDE, 2005 (D. Tcherniakov)
MAZEPPA, 2006 (Y. Alexandrov)

Among his works also:
THE RAKE’S PROGRESS Bolshoi Theater Moscow, 2003 (D. Tcherniakov)
RUSLAN AND LYUDMILA Bolshoi Theater Moscow, 2003 (V.Kramer)
EUGENE ONEGIN Bolshoi Theater Moscow, 2006 (D.Tcherniakov,)
KHOVANSHCHINA Bavarian State Opera, M.: Kent Nagano; R.: Dmitri Tcherniakov, 2007)
LA TRAVIATA Latvian National Opera, 2007 (A. Zagars)
THE GAMBLER State Opera Berlin, 2008 (D.Tcherniakov)
LADY MACBETH OF MZENSK  Deutsche Oper am Rhein, 2008 (D. Tcherniakov)
MACBETH Novosibirsk Theatre of Opera and Ballet, 2008 (D. Tcherniakov)
LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre, 2008 (A.Shapiro)
ONEGIN. ONLINE St. Petersburg Academic Boris Eifman Ballet Theatre, 2009
WOZZECK Bolshoi Theater Moscow, 2009 (D. Tcherniakov)
DIALOGUES DES CARMELITES  Bavarian State Opera, 2010 (D.Tcherniakov,)
DON GIOVANNI Festival Aix-en-Provence, 2010 (D. Tcherniakov)
PLATONOV Burgtheater Vienna (A. Hermanis)
SIMONE BOCCANEGRA  at the English National Oper 2011 (D.Tcherniakov)
THE LEGEND of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevroniya at the De Nederlandse Opera Amsterdam, 2012 (D.Tcherniakov)
IL TROVATORE at Brussels Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (D. Tcherniakov)
SOLDATEN at Salzburger Festspiele 2012 (A. Hermanis).
JENUFA at the opera house Zürich 2012(D. Tcherniakov)
SOMMERGÄSTE at Schaubühne Berlin 2012(A. Hermanis)
MACBETH at teatro Real Madrid 2012 (D. Tcherniakov)
COSI FAN TUTTE at Stanislawki Teatr Moscow, 2013
SIMONE BOCCANEGRA at the Bayerische Staatsoper Munich, 2013 (D. Tcherniakov)
GAWAIN at Salzburger Festival, 2013 (A. Hermanis)
THE TSAR’S BRIDE at the Staatsoper Berlin 2013 (D. Tcherniakov)
LA TRAVIATA at La Scala di Milano, 2013 (D. Tcherniakov)
PRINCE IGOR at Metropolitan Opera, 2014 (D.Tcherniakov)
TOSCA at the Staatsoper Berlin, 2014 (A.Hermanis)
SOLDATEN at La Scala Mailand, 2015 (A.Hermanis)

I DUE FOSCARI at La Scala Mailand, 2016 (A.Hermanis)

IOLANTE/NUSSKNACKER at the Opera National de Paris, 2016 (D.Tcherniakov)

Upcoming projects: PARSIFAL at Staatsoper Berlin (D.Tcherniakov), LADY MACBETH VON MZENSK at ENO London (D.Tcherniakov), PRINCE IGOR at Amsterdam (D.Tcherniakov), PELLEAS UND MELISANDE at the Zürich opera (D.Tcherniakov).


Gleb Filshtinsky