Bonnie Beecher makes her Pacific Opera Victoria debut as lighting designer for the fall 2010 production of Rossini's Cinderella.
Ms. Beecher has worked with many of this nation's notable artistic companies including the Stratford Shakespeare Festival, Canadian Stage, National Ballet of Canada, Ballet B.C., Tarragon Theatre and Volcano Theatre.
Bonnie has designed over 200 productions for theatre, opera and dance in Canada and internationally. She has ongoing creative relationships with many Canadian companies including the Stratford Festival, the Shaw Festival, the National Ballet of Canada, Tarragon Theatre, Soulpepper Theatre Company, the Canadian Opera Company, Dancemakers, the Citadel, Tapestry New Opera Works, Volcano, Canadian Stage and Obsidian.
Bonnie's international designs include The Penelopiad for the Royal Shakespeare Company/National Arts Centre; La traviata for the New Zealand Opera, Time and Other Matters for Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle, and several new productions for the Mannheim Ballet in Germany including Per Du II, Chansons, Eine Stunde Zehn, Lebinslinien, Collective Sonatas, Time and Other Matters, and Broken Verse.
Recent lighting design credits include One Touch of Venus, In Good King Charles's Golden Days: A True History That Never Happened, The Apple Cart, The Shop at Sly Corner, The Two Mrs. Carrolls, The Conjuror Part II and Overruled (Shaw Festival); Frida Kahlo, Poetic Play (Kevin O'Day Ballet-Mannheim); Woolf (Dutch National Ballet); The Princess and the Handmaiden (Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People); Who Knew Grannie (Obsidian Theatre Company/Factory Theatre); Stuttgart Ballet Mixed Program; Perfumerie, Jitters (Soulpepper Theatre Company); The Marriage of Figaro (Opera Atelier).
Bonnie has received 11 Dora Award nominations and has won the award twice, for Frida Kahlo in 1995 and for Two Words for Snow in 2003.
Upcoming projects include La Clemenza di Tito with Opera Atelier in 2011. Ms. Beecher lives in Toronto and is a member of Associated Designers of Canada.