> Depuis quarante ans maintenant, Alain Lortie se passionne pour son métier. D’abord associé aux artistes Canadiens multidisciplinaires Michel Lemieux, Marie Chouinard et Édouard Lock, il collabore avec des artistes de la chanson du Québec et d’Europe : Diane Dufresne, Robert Charlebois, Daniel Bélanger, Peter Gabriel, Francis Cabrel, Eros Ramazzotti… Plusieurs fois nommé « concepteur d’éclairages de l’année » à l’ADISQ, il reçoit aussi le Masque des éclairages pour Les âmes mortes (1996), et un prix Dora Mavor Moore à Toronto pour l’opéra Œdipus Rex (1997). On compte parmi ses grandes créations Starmania (1993), Notre-Dame de Paris (1998), Arturo Brachetti (1999), Cavalia (2003) et Odysseo (2011). En 2016, Alain fait partie de l’équipe de création du New-York Spectacular avec Les Rockettes au Radio City Musical Hall. Il signe les concepts de Mille Batailles (2016) et So Blue (2011) de la chorégraphe/danseuse Louise Lecavalier. Depuis 2005 Alain Lortie développe ses contacts avec la scène culturelle en Asie. En Chine avec Shanghai Circus World “Era” (2005), aussi plusieurs Musicals “Butterflies” (2007), “Love You Teresa” 2010+2014, “Mama Love Me Again” (2013) and “Ah Kuliang!”.  À Taipei “Love Carmen” (2006) et le concert de la chanteuse Tanya Chua “Serendipity Tour” (2013). Il s'associe avec Franco Dragone pour les spectacles La Perle (2017) à Dubaï, Han Show (2014) à Wuhan en Chine et le chanteur Russe Philipp Kirkorov ‘’R’’ (2016). De 2001 à 2005, il est directeur artistique de la Fête de la lumière au Festival Montréal en Lumière. Il collabore également aux spectacles du Cirque du Soleil, Soleil de minuit (2004), Delirium (2006) et Zarkana (2011) et Toruk, The First Flight (2015) inspiré du film de James Cameron Avatar. En 2019 il collabore avec le cinéaste Charles Binamé pour l’opéra Carmen à l’Opéra de Montréal.

For the past 40 years, Alain Lortie has been driven by passion for his trade as a visual designer. He has worked with some of the biggest local and international artists. Twenty years ago, he worked on the first presentation of Notre-Dame de Paris, and he has continued to hone his skills ever since. In September 2018, Alain celebrated 40 years in the business.

Collaborating early on with Canadian multidisciplinary artists the likes of Michel Lemieux, Marie Chouinard and Édouard Lock, Alain goes on to work with Quebec and European singers such as Diane Dufresne, Robert Charlebois, Daniel Bélanger, Peter Gabriel, Francis Cabrel and Eros Ramazzotti. Nine-time Félix winner at Gala de l’ADISQ, eight times for “Lighting Designer of the Year” (1984-1985-1991-1992-1994-1998-2002-2008) and once for “Stage Manager of the Year” (1985). He is the recipient of the 1996 Masque award for best lighting for his work on Les âmes mortes (The Dead Souls) and the 1998 Dora Mavor Moore Award in Toronto for his work on 1997’s Œdipus Rex. Artistic Director of the “Festival Montréal en Lumière” (2001-2005). Some of his most memorable creations include Starmania (1993), Notre-Dame de Paris (1998), Arturo Brachetti (1999), Cavalia (2003) and Odysseo (2011).

Alain is part of the Cirque du Soleil’s creative team; some of his collaborations include: Soleil de Minuit (2004), Delirium (2006) and Zarkana (2011), as well as Toruk - The First Flight (2015). He is the mastermind behind the lighting for choreographer/dancer Louise Lecavalier’s Mille Batailles (2016) and So Blue (2011). In 2005, he begins developing his contacts on Asia’s cultural scene, working first in China as lighting director for the Shanghai Circus World’s Era (2005) and lending his expertise to musicals such as Butterflies (2007), Love You Teresa (2010 and 2014), Mama Love Me Again (2013) and Ah Kuliang! (2013), he designed in LiJiang The Sound of Yunnan (2016) with the famous dancer Yang Lipin. In Taipei, he works on Love Carmen (2006) and Tanya Chua’s (2013) Serendipity Tour. Since 2014, Alain has been collaborating with Franco Dragone on several productions, including The Han Show (2014) in Wuhan, China, La Perle (2017) in Dubai and Russian singer Philipp Kirkorov’s shows (2016). In 2016, he takes on Radio City Musical Hall as lighting designer for the Rockettes’ New-York Spectacular.     

In 2019, Alain worked at the Opéra de Montréal, collaborating with Charles Binamé on his version of the classic piece, Carmen (Bizet). He also worked on the unique concert of Roy Wang in Nanjing, China.