Laureate of the National Theatre Award “Golden Mask”
Since 1991 he worked as a lighting designer with the theatres of Saint-Petersburg.
In 1999 he was appointed lighting designer at The Baltic House Theatre (Saint-Petersburg). He cooperated with the following directors: V. Kramer, I. Konyaev, A. Moguchy, V. Fokin, Y. Butusov, A. Zholdak, Klim, R. Kudashov, T. Kulyabin, V. Zolotar.
The performances staged with his participation run in the biggest cities of Russia and abroad: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Ufa, Novosibirsk, Omsk; Riga (Latvia), Astana (Kazakhstan), Guangzhou (China), Nanjing (China).
The list of performances with Denis Solntsev’s lighting include: An Optimistic Tragedy. A Farewell Ball after Vishnevsky’s Optimistic Tragedy at the Alexandrinsky theatre in Saint-Petersburg, A Gentle Creature after Dostoevsky’s work at Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater, Electra by Euripides and Ivanov by A. Chekhov at the State Theatre of Nations (Moscow), Why do not people fly… by Ostrovsky, Playing the Victim by the Presnyakov brothers, Autumn Dream by Jon Fosse at The Lensoviet Academic Theatre (Saint-Petersburg), Entre le Chien et le Loup by Sasha Sokolov at the Formalny Theater, Anna Karenina based on Tolstoy’s works at the Baltic House Theatre, No Words, Story of Glupov-town based on works by M. Saltykov-Shchedrin, Memorial prayer by Grigory Gorin, Hedda Gabler by Henrik Ibsen, Man, beast and virtue by Luigi Pirandello, Fathers and Son by Brian Friel, Onegin based on works by Pushkin, The Taming of the Shrew by Shakespeare, Slave-girls by Ostrovsky, Dovlatov. Anecdotes, Decameron based on Boccaccio’s works at the Red Torch Theatre (Novosibirsk) and other.
The list of productions staged in musical theatres includes: Dvořák’s Rusalka at the Mikhailovsky theatre, Sabitov’s Prometheus at the Bashkir State Opera and Ballet Theatre, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale at the Bolshoi Theatre, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden at the Mariinsky Theatre, Firtich’s White. Petersburg at the Musical Comedy Theatre in Saint-Petersburg, Verdi’s Rigoletto at the Opernhaus Wuppertal, ballets Salome, Carmen, Zhusan at the Astana Ballet Theatre.
He worked with the Novosibirsk state opera and ballet theatre on Delibes’ Coppélia (2018) and Balanchine’s Jewels (2019). He is a laureate of the national theatre award Golden Mask in the category Best Light Designer (2014).