Julie Basse

Lighting Designer

Julie debuts with Pacific Opera Victoria as lighting designer for the company’s 2020 production of Bizet’s Carmen.

Trained at the National Theatre School of Canada, Julie has collaborated with some of the most avant-garde theater directors in Montreal and has also worked in dance (La Otra Orilla, In her living room), opera (Opéra de Montréal, Edmonton Opera, Lafayette Opera Washington) and music (Alex Nevsky, Lisa Leblanc, Jason Bajada, Plants and Animal, Dead Obies).

Her recent opera credits include Les Feluettes (Edmonton Opera); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Université de Montréal); Don Giovanni (Festival d’Opéra de Québec with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada); and Pierre Gaveaux’ Léonore ou l’amour conjugal, (Opéra Lafayette).

Recent and upcoming theatre credits include L’Énéide with Théâtre de 4’Sous / Trois tristes tigres; Les filles et les garçons ( Théâtre de la Manufacture); Corps Célestes (Théâtre D’Aujourd’hui); La Maison aux 67 langues (Pas de panique); Quartier des spectacles, Festival TransAmériques; Les Murailles (La messe basse); Pour qu’il y ait un début à votre langue (Théâtre Jésus, Shakespeare et Caroline); Fanny et Alexandre (Théâtre Denise-Pelletier); Des Souris et des hommes (Of Mice and Men, Théâtre Jean Duceppe; Le Cid (Création dans la chamber); Oslo (Théâtre Jean-Duceppe); La Meute (La Manufacture).

Julie was co-nominated with Martin Labrecque for a 2018 Sterling award for Outstanding Lighting Design for Les Feluettes.

The lighting, originally designed for Montreal by Martin Labrecque and revived by Julie Basse, is atmospheric, with some wonderful and discretely used special effects.

Mark Morris, Edmonton Journal, review of Les Feluettes, Edmonton Opera, 2017

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