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The beautiful grounds of Navarra University in Pamplona, Spain, was where we went On Location to catch up with multi-award winning lighting designer Nicolas Fischtel AAI, who made time for us in between rehearsals for a new work he was creating at the theatre there with famous Spanish dance company, Metamorphosis. We chatted about his passion and dedication to the art he has been crafting all his life, his early international training, his enduring love of music and the challenges of lighting the fluid and ephemeral world of dance.

28th June 2024

Los bandos de Verona

author: Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla
playwright adaptation: Eduardo Galán
direction:Daniel Alonso de Santos
set: Julián Hoyos
costumes: Cristina Martínez -Pardo Cobián
music: Juan Antonio Cuéllar
produccion: 3 / Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo (Bogotá)
Festival Iberoamericano del Siglo de Oro Clásicos de Alcala /
Comunidad de Madrid

theatre: Teatro Cervantes (Alcala de Henares)

12th March 2024

Norma

Music: Bellini
Musical director: Lorenzo Passerini
Stage direction: Justin Way
Set: Charles Edwards
Costumes: Sue Wilmington
Lighting design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Theatre: San Carlo (Napoles / Italy
Link: » Norma Teatro San Carlo»
8th February 2024

La regenta

by Leopoldo Alas Clarín

Playwrite adaptation: Eduardo Galán
Direction: Helena Pimenta
Set: José Tomé / Marcos Carazo
Costumes: Yaiza Pinillos
Music: Iñigo Lacasa
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Producers: Secuencia 3 / Pentación / Olimpia Metropolitana
Focus / Saga Producciones / Hawork Studio

Theatre: Teatro Fernán Gómez (Madrid)

26th january 2024

Las aventuras de Don Quijote

de Don Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Playwrite adaptation and Direction: Ana María Boudeguer
Set: Georgui Dimov
Costumes: Denitza Deneva
Music: Jesús Pardo
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Producers: Julio Jaime Fischtel
Theatre: Teatro Sanpol (Madrid)

22th December 2023

Camino al zoo

by Edward Albee

Playwrite adaptation: Juan Carlos Rubio / Bernabé Rico
Direction: Juan Carlos Rubio
Set Design: Estudio De2
Costumes: Pier Paolo Álvaro
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Producers: Secuencia 3 / Pentación / Lázaro / La Alegria
Theatre: Gran Teatro (Córdoba)

7th December 2023

La Sylphide

Choreography: August Bournonville
Music: Herman Severin Lovenskjold
Set: Elisa Sanz
Costumes: Tania Bukova
Lighting design:Nicolás Fischtel AAI
CND (Spanish National Dance Company)
CND Director: Joaquín de Luz
Theatre: Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid)

17th November 2023

Rudolph y otros cuentos de Navidad

Playwright: Ana María Boudeguer
Direction: Georgina Cort
Music:  Ángel Padilla
Lyric: Ángel Padilla / Julio Jaime Fischtel
Set: Talleres en Barcelona
Production: Natasha Fischtel
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: La Bicicleta
Theatre: Teatro Sanpol Madrid (Spain)

6th October 2023

Aladino y la lámpara

Playwright: Julio Jaime Fischtel
Direction: Jose Paez (Puesta Natalia Jara)
Music: Ángel y Ricardo padilla
Set: Luis González Carreño
Production: Natasha Fischtel
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: La Bicicleta
Theatre: Teatro Sanpol Madrid (Spain)

6th October 2023

Petrushka

Choreography: Goyo Montero
Music: Igor Stranvinsky
Music: Curt Allen Wilmer / Leticia Gañán
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: São Paulo Dance Company
Theatre: Sesc Pinheiros Theatre (São Paulo)

19th September 2023

Chacona

Music: Johann Sebastian Bach
Costume Designer: Verena Hemmerlein / Goyo Montero
Lighting Design: Goyo Montero / Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: Balleto dell’opera di Roma
Theatre: Opera di Roma
Link: » Teatro dell’opera di Roma»

21th July 2023

Pandataria

Choreography and set: Chevy Muraday
Direction: David Picazo
Cast: Cayetana Guillén Cuervo / Chevi Muraday
La Merce / Basem Nahnouh / Marco Motta

Texts: Laila Ripoll
Music: Mariano Marín
Costumes: Eudald Magri
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Production: Gachi Pisani
Company: Losdedae
Theatre: Mérida Roman Theatre (Mérida Festival 2023)

14th July 2023

La Boîte en Valise

Choreography and concept: Goyo Montero
Music: Owen Belton
Costumes: Goo Montero
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI / Goyo Montero
Theatre: Staastheater Nürnberg

30th June 2023

Don Quijote

Choreography: José Carlos Martínez
Music: Ludwig Minkus
Music: Raúl García Guerrero
Costumes: Carmen Granell
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: Bordeaux Opera ballet
Theatre: Bordeaux Opera (France)

29th April 2023

Anthem

Choreography and concept: Goyo Montero
Music: Owen Belton
Costumes: Fabio Mataname / Goyo Montero
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI / Goyo Montero
Theatre: Staatstheater Nürnberg (Germany)

12th April 2023

Caperucita Roja (Red Hood)

Playwright: Julio Jaime Fischtel
Direction: Quim Capdevila
Music: Jaume Carreras 
Set: Jesús García
Production: Natasha Fischtel
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: La Bicicleta
Theatre: Teatro Sanpol Madrid (Spain)

11th March 2023

A Fresh Start

Choreography: Iratxe Ansa / Igor Bacovich
Music: Jeff Mills, Francesco Tristano
Set: Igor Bacovich
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: Ausburg Ballet
Theatre: Martini Park (Ausburg)

10th March 2023

La isla del tesoro (Treasure Island)

Playwright: Julio Jaime Fischtel
Direction: Ana María Boudeguer
Music: Ángel y Ricardo Padilla / Javier Marín 
Set: Gueorgui Dimov
Production: Natasha Fischtel
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: La Bicicleta
Theatre: Teatro Sanpol Madrid (Spain)

23th February 2023

Coraje de madre

Playwrite: George Tabori
Direction: Helena Pimenta
Music: Iñigo Lacasa
Set and costumes: José Tomé / Mónica Teijeiro
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Production: La Abadia / Ur Taatro / Teatro Principal Palma de Mallorca
Theatre: Teatro de la Abadia (Madrid / Spain)

4th February 2023

BOLD
Choreographic project for partner schools

Choreography: Goyo Montero
Music: Owen Belton
Lighting Design Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Production: Prix Lausanne
Theatre: Théatre de Beaulieu (Lausanne / Switzerland)

th February 2023

Remanso

Choreography: Nacho Duato
Music: Enrique Granados
Piano: Takahiro Yoshikawa
Set and costumes: Nacho Duato
Lighting: Brad Fields
Lighting associate: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: Teatro Alla Scala Ballet Company
Theatre: Teatro Alla Scala (Milano)

28th January 2023

Supernova

Choreography: Iratxe Ansa / Igor Bacovich
Music: John Adams
Set: Igor Bacovich
Lighting: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: Basel Theatre Ballet
Theatre: Theatre Basel (Switzerland)

13th January 2023

El sonido oculto

Playwrite: Adan Rapp
Direction translation and version: Juan Carlos Rubio
Music: Mariano Marín
Set: Estudio DEdOS (Curt Allen Wilmer / Leticia Gañán)
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Production: Tal y Cual, Txalo, La Alegría y Laleona Madre
Theatre: Teatro Leal   (Tenerife / Canary Islands / Spain)

9th December 2022

El loco

Choreography: Javier Latorre
Music: Falla, Mauricio Sotello, J. Manuel cañizares
Stage direction: Francisco López
Set and costumes: Jesús Ruiz
Lighting Design: Nicolas Fischtel AAI
Company: BNE (Ballet Nacional de España)
Theatre: Teatro de la Zarzuela (Madrid)

1st December 2022

Where you are, I feel

Choreography: Valentino Zuchetti
Music: Edvard Grieg
Set: Valentino Zuchetti / Natalia Stewart
Costumes: Natalia Stewart
Lighting design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: CND (Compañía Nacional de Danza)
Theatre: Teatros del Canal (Madrid)

1st December 2022

Passengers within

Choreography: Joaquín de Luz
Music: Philip Glass
Costumes: Anthony Pina
Lighting design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: CND (Compañía Nacioanl de Danza)
Theatre: Teatros del Canal (Madrid)

18th November 2022

Mujercitas

Author: Luisa May Alcott
Playwrite adaptation and direction: Ana María Boudeguer
Set and costume Design: Jesús García
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Producers: Natasha Fischtel – A. C. La Bicicleta
Theatre: Teatro Sanpol (Madrid)

24th October 2022

Aida

Music: Giusseppe Verdi
Musical director: Nicola Luisotti, Diego García Rodríguez y Daniel Oren
Direction, set and costumes: Hugo de Ana
Choreography: Leda Lojodice
Video: Sergio Metalli
Lighting Design: Vinicio Cheli
Assistant Id: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Theatre: Teatro Real (Madrid)

14th October 2022

Gnawa

Choreography: Nacho Duato
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company : Collage Dance (Memphis / USA)
Theatre: Playhouse on the square (Memphis USA)

7th October 2022

Duende

Choreography: Nacho Duato
Music: Claude Debussy
Set: Walter Nobbe
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: Pittsburgh Ballet
Theatre: August Wilson Center (Pittsburgh / USA)

3th October 2022

Morgen

Choreography: Nacho Duato
Soundtrack: Pedro Alcalde
Set: Nacho Duato
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: CND (Compañía Nacional de Danza)
Theatre : Teatro Real (Madrid)

29th September 2022

Prisma

Choreography: Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich
Soundtrack: Marc Álvarez
Set: Mariona Ubia and Francesc Bonsfills
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: Metamorphosis Dance Company
Theatre : Teatro Principal (Vitoria)

9th September 2022

Aurora

Choreography: Jesús Carmona
Dancer: Miriam Mendoza
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Company: BNE (Ballet Nacional de España)
Theatre: Teatros del Canal (Madrid)

16th September 2021

Los pazos de Ulloa

Author: Emilia Pardo Bazán
Playwrite: Eduardo Galán
Direction: Helena Pimenta
Set and costume Design : José Tomé y Mónica Tejeiro
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Producers : Secuencia 3, Focus, Enrique Fayos (teatro Olympia de Valencia) y Saga producciones (teatro Flumen de Valencia).
Theatre : Teatro Rosalia de Castro (Coruña)

23th July 2021

Dance Gala “Under the Stars”

Perelada castle Festival
Direction : Iratxe Ansa and Monica Hamill
Dancers:
María Khoreva (Mariinsky) * Lucía Lacarra (Bayerisches Staatsballett)
Iratxe Ansa (Metamorphosis Dance) * Dores André (S. Francisco Ballet)
Ada González (Bucarest Opera Ballet) * Xander Parish (Mariinsky)
Mattehw Golding (Royal ballet 2014/2017) * Igor Bococich (Metamorphosis dance) * Jorge García Pérez (Basel Ballet)
Singer : Maria Berasarte
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Link: «»Gala «Under the Stars»

1st July 2021

Lio Mykonos 2021 La fête sauvage

Direction: Joan Gracia
Choreography director: Pol Chamorro
Musical director: Jorge Hidalgo
Production: Pachá group
Lighting design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI
Link: «Lio Mykonos»

10th June 2021

Chacona

Choreography: Goyo Montero
Music : Johann Sebastian Bach
Costume Designer : Verena Hemmerlein / Goyo Montero
Lighting Design: Nicolás Fischtel AAI / Goyo Montero
Company : Birmingham Royal Ballet
Theatre : Birmingham Repertory Theatre
Link: «Birmingham Royal Ballet»