Глеб Фильштинский

Biography

Born in Leningrad. Graduated from the stage direction faculty of the Saint-Petersburg Academy of Theatrical Art, specializing in theatre set design.

Has worked as a lighting designer on over 190 music and drama productions in Russia and abroad. Has created the lighting for numerous show programmes and light and pyrotechnic shows.
He’s a member of the Union of Theatre Workers of Russia and the All-Russian Association of Lighting Designers.

Over the years, he has worked as principal lighting designer with the Saint-Petersburg Theatre of Youth Art, the Saint-Petersburg Bryantsev Young Spectators' Theatre, the Saint-Petersburg Drama and Comedy Theatre on Liteiny and the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre.

In 1996, together with Yevgeny Ginsburg, he established the creative workshop Lighting for Theatre.


Gleb Filshtinsky's works have been awarded numerous prizes, among them:

1996 - The Latvian National Prize for Theatre (Teresa Racken, Dailas Theatre, Riga).
1997 - The Saint-Petersburg STS TV channel prize (The Little Chestnut Tree, Saint-Petersburg Drama and Comedy Theatre on Liteiny).
2000 - The Saint-Petersburg Teatral society prize (Lost in the Stars, Saint-Petersburg Drama and Comedy Theatre on Liteiny and Fedra, Saint-Petersburg Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre).
2003 - The National Prize of Estonia for Theatre (Fathers and Sons, Drama Theatre, Tallinn).
2004 - The Golden Mask, Russia's highest theatre prize (The Rake’s Progress, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow).
2005 - The Latvian National Prize for Theatre (The Queen of Spades, Latvian National Opera, Riga).
2007 - The Golden Mask (Eugene Onegin, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow).
2011 - The Golden Mask (Wozzeck, Bolshoi Theatre, Moscow).

He regularly works with the Maryinsky and the Alexandrinsky Theatres.

His works at the Maryinsky Theatre include:
opera productions
The Legend of the Invisible City of Kitezh and the Maiden Fevronia (Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev; Stage Director and Designer: Dmitri Tcherniakov, 2001)
Otello (Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev; Stage Director: Yuri Alexandrov, 2001)
Boris Godunov (Musical Director: Valery Gergiev; Stage Director: Viktor Kramer, 2002)
Der Ring des Nibelungen (Artistic Supervisor of the productions: Valery Gergiev, 2002-2003)
The Nose and The Tsar`s Bride (Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev; Stage Director: Yuri Alexandrov, 2004)
The Snow Maiden (Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev; Stage Director: Alexander Galibin, 2004)
Carmen (Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev; Stage Director: Alexei Stepanyuk, 2005)
Tristan und Isolde (Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev; Stage Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov, 2005)
Mazeppa (Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev; Stage Director: Yuri Alexandrov, 2006)
Jenufa (Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev; Stage Director: Vasily Barkhatov, 2007)
The Gambler (Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev; Stage Director: Temur Chkheidze, 2007)
Otello (Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev; Stage Director: Vasily Barkhatov, 2007)
Christmas Eve (Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev; Stage Director: Olga Malikova , 2008)
The tetralogy Der Ring des Nibelungen (Musical Director and Conductor: Valery Gergiev; Stage Director: Alexander Zeldin, 2009)

ballet
Golden Age (Stage directors: Noah D Gelber and Andrei Prikotenko, 2006)

Among his recent works also:
Khovanshchina (Bavarian State Opera, Musical Director and Conductor: Kent Nagano; Stage Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov, 2007)
La Traviata (Latvian National Opera, Musical Director and Conductor: Normunds Vaicis; Stage Director: Andrejs Zagars, 2007)
The Gambler (State Opera Berlin, Musical Director and Conductor: Daniel Barenboim; Stage Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov, 2008)
Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Musical Director and Conductor: John Fiore; Stage Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov, 2008)
Macbeth (Novosibirsk Theatre of Opera and Ballet, Musical Director and Conductor: Teodor Currentzis; Stage Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov, 2008)
Lucia di Lammermoor (Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko Music Theatre, Musical Director and Conductor: Volf Gorelik; Stage Director: Adolf Shapiro, 2008).
Onegin. Online (St.Petersburg Academic Boris Eifman Ballet Theatre, 2009)
Dialogues des Carmelites (Bavarian State Opera, Musical Director and Conductor: Kent Nagano; Stage Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov, 2010)

His works at the Bolshoi Theatre include:
opera
The Rake's Progress (Musical Director and Conductor: Alexander Titov; Stage Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov, 2003)
Ruslan and Lyudmila (Musical Director and Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov; Stage Director: Viktor Kramer, 2003)
Eugene Onegin (Musical Director and Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov; Stage Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov, 2006)
Wozzeck (Musical Director and Conductor: Teodor Currentzis; Stage Director: Dmitri Tcherniakov, 2009)

ballet

Bolt (Choreographer: Alexei Ratmansky; Designer: Semyon Pastukh, 2005)

General sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre is Ingosstrakh Insurance Company
General partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is investment group Absolute
Privileged sponsor of the Bolshoi Theatre is Credit Suisse bank
Privileged partner of the Bolshoi Theatre is GUM