Антонио Кастро


Antonio Castro began his career in lighting as a result of his training in electrical engineering combined with his work as a lighting technician with Cánovas Theater in Málaga (Spain). After graduating with honors doing his final work which consisted of a remodeling, design and lighting equipment of a stage, he joined several theater companies as a technician on tours and later as a lighting designer for theater, dance, and live music. He has cooperated with the School of Dramatic Arts, with the Conservatory of Dance of Málaga and with Escénica (Andalusian Center for Performance Studies).

Since 2006 he has been working at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía (Valencia Opera House), currently as the resident lighting designer, where he has collaborated with such lighting designers as Vinicio Cheli, Laurent Castaingt, Albert Faura, Peter van Praet, Bruno Poet, Felice Ross, and Eduardo Bravo, and stage directors such as Pierluigi Pier’Alli, Henning Brockhaus, Carlos Saura, Jonathan Miller, Ruggero Raimondi and Davide Livermore, also with such companies as La Fura els Baus or La Veronal.

Some of his recent work includes designing lighting for The telephone, Amelia al ballo, Le nozze di Figaro, Dido and Eneas, Così fan tutte, L’incoronazione di Dario, Juthita Triumphans, Silla, Café Kafka, Norma, Idomeneo, Tamerlano and Madama Butterfly among many others. La forza del destino was recognized with a 2014 Campoamor Award in the category of Best Opera Production in Spain.