Maciej Igielski has been working with the Teatr Wielki – Polish National Opera since 1990, designing lighting for operas and ballets. Major productions include The Rite of Spring choreographed by Krzysztof Zaleski, La bohème directed by Mariusz Treliński, Szymanowski’s Harnasie choreographed by Emil Wesołowski, W krainie czarodziejskiego fletu directed by Beata Redo-Dobber, Szymanowski’s Mandragora produced by Michał Znaniecki, In Search of Colours choreographed by Jacek Tyski, Persona choreographed by Robert Bondara, and Adagio & Scherzo choreographed by Krzysztof Pastor.
Maciej Igielski has also worked as guest collaborator for Opera Nova in Bydgoszcz, designing lighting for the ballets The Captive Mind choreographed by Roberta Bondary and A Midsummer Night’s Dream choreographed by Karol Urbański, as well as the operas Dvořak’s Rusalka directed by Kristine Wuss and Moniuszko’s Halka directed by Natalia Babińska. For the Kielce Dance Theatre, he developed Zdarzyło się w Jeruzalem choreographed by Elżbieta Szlufik-Pańtak and Grzegorz Pańtak. In 2013 he guested at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre in Vilnius, where he devised lighting for Čiurlionis choreographed by Robert Bondara. He also accepts invitations from Warsaw’s theatres, and has worked on Kocham O’Keeffe (Alfred Stieglitz Loves O’Keeffe) directed by Krzysztof Kolberger (Bajka Theatre), Matematyka miłości (Mathematik der Liebe) directed by Alicja Albrecht (Buffo Theatre) and Łysa śpiewaczka (The Bald Soprano) directed by Maciej Prusa (National Theatre).
Other projects include: Zbigniew Preisner’s concert 10 łatwych utworów na fortepian (1999), the jubilee concert Gniezno 2000, Polish pavilion at EXPO 2000 in Hannover, Dance Gala at the 10th Dance Festival in Kielce (2010), the exhibition Warszawa w budowie (WWB4) at the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw (2012), and a large-scale staging of Faust by B. Redo-Dobber (Centennial Arena, Wrocław).