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Martin Geb­hardt

Martin Gebhardt

Lighting Design


Martin Gebhardt has been light designer and lighting master for John Neumeier‘s Hamburg Ballet. Since 2002 he has worked together with Heinz Spoerli and the Ballett Zurich. Ballet productions of both of the companies brought him to renowned theatres in Europe, Asia and Amerika. At the Opera Zurich he was responsible for the light design of productions by Jürgen Flimm, Grischa Asagaroff, Matthias Hartmann, David Pountney, Moshe Leiser/ Patrice Caurier, Damiano Michieletto and Achim Freyer. He created the light design for „La bohème“ and a new version of Spoerli‘s „Der Tod und das Mädchen“ as part of the Salzburger Festspiele. Since season 2012/13 Martin Gebhardt is head of light department at the Opera Zurich.

Presently he is working closely with choreographer Christian Spuck (amongst others „Winterreise“, „Nussknacker und Mausekönig“, „Messa da Requiem“, „Anna Karenina“, „Woyzeck“, „Der Sandmann“ and „Leonce und Lena“). Recently he also worked as light designer for other choreographers, such as Edward Clug (amongst others „Strings“, „Le Sacre du printemps“ and „Faust“ in Zurich; „Petruschka“ and „Meister und Margerita“ at the Bolschoi Theater in Moscow), Alexei Ratmansky, Wayne McGregor, Marco Goecke, and Douglas Lee.

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