Distinguished Artsmaker of Russia

Damir G. Ismagilov

Set Designers

Costume Designers

Lighting Designers

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Graduate ofthe Theatre Arts Technology College (1978) and the Production Department ofthe Moscow Art Theatre School (1987), hehas joined the Moscow Art Theatre (MXAT) in1977, and became Principal Lighting Designer in1987.

Hehas authored todate over 90MXAT productions including: Boris Godunov, The Cherry Orchard, Woe ofWit, The Storm, The Marriage, Moscow Chorus, Misha's Birthday Party, The Three Sisters, Cyrano deBergerac, Antigone, Crime and Punishment, Zeroes, Copenhagen, The Siege, The Philistines, The White Guard, Playing aVictim, King Lear, The Forest, The Golovlyovs. Extensive list ofhis collaborators includes the most notable and prominent names ofboth Russian and international directors: Oleg Efremov, Oleg Tabakov, Valery Fokin, Leonid Kheifets, Roman Viktyuk, Mark Rozovsky, Kama Ginkas, Vladimir Andreyev, Roman Kozak, Kirill Serebrennikov, Elena Nevezhina, Tadashi Suzuki, Vladimir Petrov, Timur Chkheidze, Nikolai Sheyko, Mindaugas Karbauskis, Evgeny Pisarev, Yuri Butusov, Lev Erenburg, Konstantin Bogomolov.

Joining forces with him indesigning MXAT productions were top Russian set designers: David Borovsky, Valery Leventhal, Sergei Barkhin, Mart Kitaev, Oleg Sheyntsis, Alexander Borovsky, Tatyana Selvinskaya, Vyacheslav Okunev, Boris Messerer, Alla Kozhenkova, Igor Popov, Georgy Aleksi-Meskheshvili, Yuri Kharikov, Yuri Ustinov, Nikolai Simonov.

In1996Mr.Ismagilov was invited tojoin The Bolshoi Theatre and in2002was promoted toPrincipal Lighting Designer there. AtThe Bolshoi hehas collaborated with Vladimir Vasiliev, Boris Pokrovsky, Peter Ustinov, Alexander Titel, Boris Eifman, Peter Konvichny, Mstislav Rostropovich, Alexei Ratmansky, Eimuntas Nekrosius, Irkin Gabitov, Dmitry Bertman. His Bolshoi ballet credits include: Swan Lake, Insomnia, The Russian Hamlet, Ward No.6, Magritomania, Leah, Jeu decartes, LeCorsaire, LaSylphide, The Flames ofParis, Grand pas from the ballet Paquita, Coppelia, Esmeralda; and his operatic portfolio includes Aida, Iolanta, The Love for Three Oranges, Khovanshchina,The Snow Maiden, Francesca daRimini, Nabucco, The Gambler, Macbeth, Mazeppa, Der Fliegende Hollander, The Children ofRosenthal, War and Peace, Boris Godunov, The Queen ofSpades, Carmen, Die Fledermaus.

Heisalso the principal lighting designer for The Helikon Opera and Studio ofTheatre Art. His other lighting design credits include productions atthe Mariinsky Theatre, Russian Academic Youth Theatre, The Maly Theatre, Ermolova Playhouse, Oleg Tabakov Theatre, Russian Army Theatre, Pushkin Theatre, Mossoviet Theatre, Moscow Operetta, aswell asother leading Russian theatres.

Mr.Ismagilov has designed atotal ofover 350productions. Deputy Chairman and co-founder of the Russian Association ofLighting Designers, hehas published abook, Lighting Design for the Theatre, in2005, and isalsoaProfessor ofLighting Design atthe Moscow Art Theatre School.

Perfomances in our theatre
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13D, Lighting Designer
In the trenches ofStalingrad, Lighting Designer
The Conspiracy ofFeelings, Lighting Designer
The Flight, Lighting Designer
The Forest, Lighting designer
The Karamazovs, Lighting Designer
The Master and Margarita, Lighting Designer
The Pillowman, Lighting designer
The Star ofYour Time, Lighting Designer
The humpbacked little horse, Lighting designer
Witness for the Prosecution, Lighting Designer