Joel stands in front of a wood wall, wearing a black sweater and jean blue button up shirt. He has light gray hair and smiles slightly.

Joël Adam

Lighting Designer

Così fan tutte is Joël’s company debut with Pacific Opera. He met Laurent Pelly in 1989 and has since developed a strong working relationship, collaborating in both theatre and opera.

In 2013 they worked together on Contes d’Hoffmann at Opéra National de Lyon and San Franscico Opera, Amour des trois Oranges for the Dutch National Opera, Les Puritains with Opéra Bastille, and L’Enfant et les Sortilèges for the festival of Matsumoto in Japan. In 2014 on Comte Ory for Opéra National de Lyon and  Teatro alla Scala, as well as L’Etoile of Chabrier in Amsterdam. In 2015 on Hänsel and Gretel with Teatro Real in Madrid and Seattle Opera, revived Platée with Opéra Garnier, and L’Elixir d’Amour with Opéra Bastille. In 2016 for Roi Carotte for Opéra National de Lyon and in 2017 on Le médecin malgré lui with Grand Théâtre de Genève, Le Coq d’Or for Le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie, Opéra national de Lorraine, and Teatro Real, then Viva la Mamma for Opéra National de Lyon and Le Barbier de Séville with Théâtre des Champs Elysées.

Other productions Joël has worked on include Hamlet for Théâtre de la Tempête,  L’Avare and Marchand de Venise for Comédie Française, La mère confidente with Théâtre du Vieux Colombier, and Roméo et Juliette for Opéra National de Bordeaux. In 2012 he did the lighting design for Mademoiselle Julie, in 2014 for Don Pasquale de Donizetti, in 2015 for Le temps est notre demeure, in 2016 for Amok at Opéra de Reims, in 2017 for an adaptation of Don Giovanni and in theater for Un domaine où! for Clément Camar Mercier.

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