Christopher Maravich is a Chicago based Lighting Designer for Opera, Theater and Dance. Recently relocating to the Chicago area, Christopher has spent most of his career on the West Coast where he has designed lighting for various companies in Califonia where he served as Lighting Director of San Francisco Opera.
During his 14 years with the San Francisco Opera he has worked on over 150 different productions. His design work has included Cyrano de Bergerac directed by Petrika Ionesco, Idomeneo with John Copley, Don Giovanni, Il Trittico and Simon Boccanegro and many others.
World wide credits include Tannhauser for the Greek National Opera in Athens, The Makropolus Case for the Finnish National Opera and served as Associate Designer for David Finn on Dr. Faustus with Staatsoper Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany.
Outside of San Francisco Opera, in the US, he has designed for several companies in both opera and dance. Recently he has designed Salome for San Diego Opera, Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Cenerentola all for Opera Colorado. His design work has been seen also at Opera San Jose, Opera Santa Barbara and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. In dance, he has designed for Janice Garrett and Dancers for two seasons as well as collaborating with Charlie Moulton with his piece, Precision Ball Passing.
Christopher received his MFA from Brandeis University and is a Member of United Scenic Artists Local 829