Bonnie Beecher made her Pacific Opera Victoria debut as Lighting Designer for the 2010 production of Rossini's Cinderella. She returns in 2016 for Britten's A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Bonnie has designed over 250 productions for theatre, opera and dance. Canadian credits include Opera Atelier, Canadian Stage, the Canadian Opera Company, the Stratford and Shaw Festivals, Tarragon Theatre, Soulpepper, Ballet BC, Tapestry New Opera, and the National Ballet of Canada.
International credits include the Dutch National Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet, New Zealand Opera, Royal Shakespeare Company, American Ballet Theatre, Stuttgart Ballet, Ballet Flanders, Ballet du Rhin, and the Kevin O'Day Ballett Nationaltheater Mannheim.
Bonnie has received 14 Dora nominations and won the award twice. Recent and upcoming projects include The Divine and Sweet Charity (Shaw), Armide (Opera Atelier), The Nutcracker (Ballet Flanders, Antwerp), Fatal and Ophelia (Ballet du Rhin, Mulhouse, France), The Dybbuk, Jitters (Soulpepper), Naked (Kevin O'Day Ballet- Mannheim), Salome (Stuttgart Ballet), John Gabriel Borkman (Stratford), and Louis Riel (Canadian Opera Company).
Bonnie Beecher’s lighting effects added a welcome touch of fantasy and magic with the simplest of means.
Robert Harris, The Globe and Mail, Review of Opera Atelier's Armide, 2015