Bertrand Couderc is one of Europe's foremost lighting designers.

Bertrand Couderc's recent work in opera includes La Vie Parisienne at the Opéra National de Bordeaux, From the House of the Dead at the Opéra Bastille in Paris, Anna Bolena at La Scala, La Cenerentola at the Opéra de Paris, and Pelléas et Mélisande at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées. Bertrand Couderc also designs for theater, including several productions for the Comédie-Française in Paris: Poussière, L’éveil du printemps, Le Petit Maître Corrigé and Romeo and Juliet. He recently designed lighting for Bouvard & Pécuchet at the Théâtre de la Ville.

In 2005, director Patrice Chéreau asked him to design lighting for Così fan tutte at the Opéra de Paris. This was followed by Tristan und Isolde at La Scala and the play La Nuit juste avant les forêts. He designed lighting for Chéreau's celebrated production of Janacek's From the House of the Dead, which has been seen at the Vienna State Opera, La Scala, Grand Théâtre de Provence and the Metropolitan Opera and was reprised in 2017 in Paris.

Bertrand Couderc designed lighting for Luc Bondy's productions of Charlotte Salomon at the Salzburg Festival (2014) and Ivanov at the Odéon (2015). His projects for the 2018/19 season include Die Frau ohne Schatten at the Vienna State Opera, Così fan tutte in Berlin and The Marriage of Figaro at the Théâtre des Champs-Elysées.