Guy Simard

Montréal, Québec
  • Artist

Biography

Lumières.

Born and based in Montreal, he graduated from the National Theatre School of Canada where he has been teaching for many years. He also teaches regularly in France and Belgium including at the I.S.T.S. (Institut Supérieur des Techniques de Spectacle) in Avignon.

To date he has collaborated on more than 500 stage productions as a lighting designer, for opera, dance and theatre as much in this country as in Europe, Asia and Australia.

In Asia, at the Tokyo Doma in 1989 he worked on a stadium sized version of Aida that toured the world (Montreal,Sydney, Melbourne, Vancouver, Tokyo, Toronto…) in Matsumoto in 1999, he worked on the creation of The Damnation of Faust with Seiji Osawa, directed by Robert Lepage. In 2001, also with Seiji Osawa, he worked on the re-creation of the Cosi Fan Tute by Ponelle, that toured the cities of Yokohama, Nagoya, Biwaco and Tokyo.

His long time collaboration with Renaud Doucet and André Barbe has led to many productions with opera houses such as the Opéra du Rhin (France), Volksoper of Vienna (Austria), The Royal Swedish Opera (Sweden), The New York City Opera, The Florida Grand Opera of Miami, the Boston Lyric Opera, Arizona Opera, Palm Beach Opera, and Opera Kentucky (USA).

He also founded the company Trizart Consultations, which offers consulting services in stage design and architectural lighting. Having completed highly specialized training, he acted as the senior consultant and the person in charge of design from 1988 to 1995.

He has received numerous prizes including the Prix du Public from the first Symposium International de Lumières du Canada in 2000 as well as the prize from the Fondation Jean-Paul Mousseau in 1996, which underligned the innovative character of his body of work in theatre.

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Features

  • Opera
    • Music and libretto: Pierre Michaud
    • Stage direction: René-Daniel Dubois
    Montréal
  • Opera
    • Music: Serge Provost
    • Libretto: Claude Gauvreau
    • Stage direction: Lorraine Pintal
    Montréal
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