Marco Filibeck


Filibeck began his career working in rock concerts. After training as a theatre technician at the Teatro Comunale, Bologna, he went on to work for La Scala, Milan, and in 1996 became lighting designer there.

His opera credits include Aida and La bohème directed by Franco Zeffirelli, Wozzeck directed by Jürgen Flimm, Cosí fan tutte directed by Claus Guth, Madama Butterfly directed by Damiano Michieletto, ll trovatore directed by Hugo de Ana, Oberto, Conte di San Bonifacio directed by Mario Martone, Fidelio directed by Gary Hill, Der Rosenkavalier directed by Herbert Wernicke, Le Cid directed by Guy Joosten, Simone Boccanegra directed by Federico Tiezzi, La Traviata directed by Liliana Cavani, La gazza ladra directed by Gabriele Salvatores, Hänsel und Gretel by Sven Eric Bechtolf, and Der Freischütz by Matthias Hartmann.

Marco Filibeck has also collaborated with Alex Ollé and La Fura dels Baus in many productions including Madama Butterfly (Rome Opera), Quartett (La Scala Milano, Holland Festival Amsterdam, Teatro Colón Buenos Aires, Teatro Liceu Barcelona), Il prigioniero / Erwartung, Alceste (Lyon Opera), Pelléas et Mélisande (Semperoper Dresden) and Norma (Royal Opera House London).

Filibeck’s work in ballet includes La Sylphide, Raymonda, Ondine, Kenneth MacMillan’s Romeo and Juliet and Rudolf Nureyev’s Don Quixote for La Scala in Milan, George Balanchine’s Coppélia for Dresden Semperoper Ballett and numerous galas for Roberto Bolle and Friends.

Since 1999 he teaches courses in lighting design organized by the Teatro alla Scala Academy, the Politecnico University and Brera Academy in Milan.