Last Friday's Opening Ceremony for the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games featured a set design by Daniela Thomas with lighting designed by Durham Marenghi. Joyce Drummond was the associate lighting designer, with the lighting team managed by Jennie Marenghi. Italian company Agora supplied the lighting equipment, with Nicola-Manuel Tallino as production electrician. Marco Balich was the executive producer for the show, and Abel Gomez the creative supervisor. Click the lighting plot below to enlarge to PDF, and check out the list of lighting team credits below. Check out scenes from the Opening Ceremony here.

Lighting Team Credits

  • Lighting Designer: Durham Marenghi
  • Lighting Team Manager: Jennie Marenghi
  • Associate LD: Joyce Drummond
  • TV Lighting Director: Nick Collier
  • Lead Lighting Programmer: Andy Voller
  • Lighting Programmer: Ross Williams
  • Lighting Programmer: Paulinho Lebrão
  • Followspot Captain: Chris Henry

Equipment AGORA

  • Production Electrician: Nicola-Manuel Tallino
  • Lighting Manager: Giulio Rovelli


  • Technical Producer: James Lee
  • Technical Operations Manager: Donna McMahon
  • Arial Technical Director: Matteo Tagliabue
  • Staging and Scenic Technical Director: Dave Williams
  • Technical Systems Manager: Carl Gosine

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