Lighting Designer(United States)
Julius Caesar and The House without a Christmas Tree. Previously: Tosca (2003).
About the Artist:
Christopher Akerlind returns to HGO where his work was previously seen in Julius Caesar and Tosca, both in 2003. His frequent collaborations with James Robinson, Allen Moyer, and James Schuette include The Grapes of Wrath, Shalimar the Clown, Emmeline, and The Death of Klinghoffer at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where he has been resident lighting designer for 21 seasons, as well as Dolores Claiborne for San Francisco Opera and Vanessa and Dr. Sun Yat-Sen for the Santa Fe Opera. Other work includes productions at Boston Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, the Dallas Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, Los Angeles Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, the Nissei Opera, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Seattle Opera, Hamburg State Opera, La Scala, and the Wexford Festival. Akerlind is a two-time Tony Award winner, for his work in Paula Vogel’s play Indecent (2017) and in the musical The Light in the Piazza (2005). Other work on Broadway includes Rocky the Musical, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess, 110 in the Shade, Awake and Sing!, and Seven Guitars. Additional honors include three Drama Desk Awards, an Outer Critic’s Circle Award, an Obie for Sustained Excellence, and the Michael Merritt Award for Design and Collaboration.