Born in Wrocław, Bogumił Palewicz began his career helping to stage concerts (e.g. Sonique) and theatre performances (Capitol Musical Theatre, Wrocław). Together with the company LTT he presented latest technologies at the Intermedia Fair in Wrocław and Kraków. We went on to work as lighting programmer with Holiday on Ice (The Netherlands) on one of the world’s most spectacular ice shows, Hollywood and Diamonds and Pinocchio on Ice. He was then offered to head Show Time’s lighting department and became lighting director at Tihany Spectacular Circus during the company’s two-year tour of Mexico.
As a lighting director he has collaborated with the Wrocław Opera, where he lit many productions using the latest stage technologies as well as the opera house’s supershows such as The Ring at Hala Stulecia, L’elisir d’amore in the Pergola, Otello on Wyspa Piaskowa, Turandot and Un ballo in maschera at the Olympic Stadium. Each of the venues offered him an opportunity to create extraordinary lighting designs because of their size and untypical features.
Since 2006 he has worked as an independent artist with most of Poland’s opera houses and musical theatres (Poznań Opera House, Polish National Opera, Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, Opera na Zamku in Szczecin, Kraków Opera, Capitol Musical Theatre in Wrocław, Silesian Opera, Roma Musical Theatre in Warsaw, Wrocław Opera). He has also lit productions for the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia in Valentia, ABAO Bilbao, Teatro Real in Madrid, Tel Aviv Opera, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, and Teatro Lirico in Trieste.
He has collaborated with the best stage directors and choreographers, including Michał Znaniecki, Laco Adamik, Marek Weiss, Jan Klata, Hans-Peter Lehmann, Dieter Kaegi, Ignacio Garcia, and Wojciech Kościelniak. He devises music fountain shows in Wrocław, Rzeszów, Toruń, Łódź, Szczecin, and Kraków.
(photo: E. Antoniewicz)