From: Mexico City, Mexico. LA Opera: El último sueño de Frida y Diego (2023, debut).
Víctor Zapatero's career as a lighting designer covers opera, theater and dance; collaborating on the most outstanding productions in Mexico. In 2010 he was selected as lighting director for the Bicentennial Celebration in the traditional and commemorative Noche del Grito (Night of the Scream) at the Plaza Zócalo in Mexico City. In 2012 he collaborated as lighting coordinator for Robert Wilson's production of the Philip Glass opera Einstein on the Beach at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Mexico City. In the same year he illuminated the inauguration of the scenic amphitheater designed by James Turrell at Hacienda Ochil, Yucatan. At the Palacio de Bellas Artes, his many productions include The Magic Flute (2000); Death in Venice (2011); Rigoletto (2014), Don Giovanni (2015), Rusalka (2018) and Kaija Saariaho's L'amour de loin (2019). For theater, he collaborated on productions of Privacy, Macbeth and Man of La Mancha, the latter awarded as the best lighting design in a musical work at the Metropolitan Theater Awards. In dance he recently collaborated on Omphalos by the renowned belgian choreographer Damien Jalet, performed in Mexico and Germany. In recent years, he has begun ventures as a visual artist creating notable and thought provoking immersive light installations that place the viewer as the protagonist of each piece. The Forest (El Bosque), his first piece, premiered in 2019 at the Cervantino International Festival. SOMA The Tree of Life is his second installation made with multicolored light projections on the surface of the trees which symbolizes a reconciliation between Heaven and Earth. He is currently collaborating in a project to illuminate a large cenote cave in the nature reserve of Xibalbá, Yucatan.
Learn more at VictorZapatero.com.