Bernd Purkrabek (1982) is an international lighting designer who studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater München (Lichtgestaltung).
He developed the lighting design in collaboration with the artistic team in numerous productions
(works worth mentioning include: Der Prinz von Homburg, Les Vepres Sicilliennes, Macbeth, Jenufa,
La fanciulla del West, Charodejka and Peter Grimes all directed by Christof Loy; Lazarus, SehnsuchtMeer and Jephtha directed by Claus Guth; Der Ferne Klang directed by Florentine Klepper; Suster Bertken & Troparion both directed by Pierre Audi; Kontrapunkt choreographed by Jörg Weinöhl).
Theatres/Festivals: de Nationale Opera Amsterdam, Royal Opera House Coventgarden, Theater an der Wien, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Schauspiel Köln, Wiener Festwochen, Glyndebourne Festival, Vlaamse Opera, Grand Theatre de Geneva, Opernhaus Zürich, Wiener Staatsoper, Wiener Taschenoper, Staatsoper Hamburg, Theatre de Champs-Elysse, Palais Garnier, Opera de St. Etienne, Opera National de Lorraine, Opernhaus & Ballett Graz, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Oper Frankfurt, New National Theatre Tokyo, Festspielhaus Baden Baden, Liceu Barcelona, Theatre du Capitole Toulouse, Kungliga Operan Stockholm, Oslo Operan, Theater im Bahnhof, Tanztendenz, Akademietheater München, Schwere Reiter München, Team Odratek…
Bernd is working internationally on Opera, Drama, and Dance. His atmospheric lighting design has been featured in many theatres, stylistically ranging from the darkest drama to the most sensitive minimalism. He was nominated for the Knight of Illumination Award 2017 for his work on Cosi Fan Tutte at the Royal Opera House London.