Marc Heinz

Lighting designer

Marc Heinz (fot. arch. TW-ON)Born in Amsterdam, Marc Heinz started his career in 1988 as a lighting director for Toneelgroep Amsterdam. After winning an award for two productions (Lady Windermere’s Fan and Glenn), in 1993 he became a freelance lighting designer.

He worked in other countries like China,  Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, the UAE, Austria, Spain, France, USA, Saudi Arabia, Poland, Japan, Lithuania, Trinidad and Tobago, Russia, Italy, the UK, Slovakia, India, Norway, Poland, Ireland, Denmark, Portugal, Iceland, Israel, Finland.

He designed opera productions in Rotterdam, Antwerp, Paris, Basel, Amsterdam, New York, Łódź, Cologne, Hannover, Vienna, Munich, Mannheim, Berlin, Hamburg, Porto, St.Petersburg, Maastricht, Beijing, Baden Baden, Düsseldorf, Vilnius, St. Moritz, Linz, Tokyo, Utrecht, Arnhem, Groningen, Bratislava, Warsaw, Edinburgh, Enschede, Copenhagen, Zurich, Tel Aviv, Wroclaw and Poznan. The largest opera he designed was Aida in Stade de France, Paris was presented in front of 85.000 spectators. 

In January 2015 Marc made his debut in the Metropolitan Opera in New York. In 2016 he made the lighting design for the New York Metropolitan 2016/2017 season opening with Tristan and Isolde with Mariusz Treliński and Boris Kudlička. He is a regular guest in the Teatr Wielki in Warsaw. He will be designing three new performances there next year for Mariusz Treliński and in operahouses in Seoul, Tokyo, Bruxelles, Stockholm, New York, Vienna and Torino.

In 2013, 2015, 2017 he designed the world tours for Armin van Buuren, named five times the best DJ in the world. 

His lighting design for Shrek the musical was awarded a musical award for ‘The best creative achievement for a large scale production 2013’.

In 2017 he won a musical award for the ‘The Best Scenography’.

In 2018 he was nominated again for a musical award for the ‘The Best Scenography’.

In 2010 a large scale light design by Marc Heinz was executed for the Polish pavilion in China. The pavilion was awarded with a silver medal for ‘the most creative presentation’ on the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.

He also worked on TV productions, museum exhibitions, special events and musicals. Marc and his colleagues are currently working on a project of The Museum of Warsaw, Poland; The Belgian Chocolate Experience in Antwerp; Sound and Vision Museum Bradford; and The Garden Museum, UK.

Marc is a member of United Scenic Artists (USA) and a professional member of the Association of Lighting Designers (UK).