Eric looks straight ahead, a light creating a slight glow around him, separating him from the dark background. He has brown hair that flips out at the end and a slight beard.

Eric Champoux

Lighting Designer

Eric is an accomplished lighting designer, having worked on over one hundred productions.

Coming from the National Theater School of Canada,  he met Wajdi Mouawad in 1997 and designed the lighting for almost all of Wajdi’s creations, including Incendies, Forêts, Seuls, Temps, Des femmes, Des Héros, Sœurs, Le Dernier jour de sa Vie (Œuvres complète de Sophocle), Tous Des Oiseaux, Mort Prématurée d’un Chanteur Populaire Dans la Fleur de l’Âge, Mère, Racine Carrée du Verbe Être, et pour L’Enlèvement au Sérail à l’Opéra de Lyon et Œdipe pour l’Opéra Bastille à Paris.

Coming from the Montreal theatrical milieu, he was quickly invited to work for the worlds of circus and opera. He collaborated with Pacific Opera Victoria on The Magic Flute, directed by Oriol Tomas in 2017 and on Rinaldo directed by Glynis Leyshon in 2018. On several occasions he worked with Opéra de Montréal on Jake Heggie’s highly acclaimed Dead Man Walking and Samson et Dalila, both directed by Alain Gauthier, on Falstaff directed by David Gately, Aïda directed by François Racine, Romeo and Juliette created by Tom Diamond, and most recently for the contemporary opera Written On Skin by Martin Crimp. In addition, he regularly collaborates with the 7 Doigts de la Main collective, notably for Le Murmure du Coquelicot, Cuisines & Confessions, Passagers, as well as The Princess of Circus and Prime Time, both commissioned by the Moscow Musical Theater, and The Last Chapter commissioned by the Sheik of Sharja in the United Arab Emirates, and more recently Cadence on ice for the Montréal en lumière festival. He designed the lighting for one of Cirque Éloïze’s 3 Geants: Summerlove in the heart of Montréal. For Cirque du Soleil, he worked on OVO (2009) and arena versions (2016), as well as for Allavita!, a commission from the Universal Exhibition in Milan (2015). He lit Cirque du Soleil’s first two ice shows: Crystal (2017) and Axel (2019), and worked on Juste Une P’Tite Nuite (Tribute to the group Les Colocs) and Joyeux Calvaire (Tribute to the group Les Cowboys Fringuants) in the Amphithéâtre Cogeco in Trois-Rivières, and more recently Amora in LaValette (Malta Island).

A multi-faceted man, he is also a painter and photographer. In his work, mediums intersect, overlap and mix.

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