Lighting Designer(United States)
Norma. Previously: Tosca (2015–16, 2010); Così fan tutte (2014); Don Giovanni (2013, 1986); Fidelio and Ariadne auf Naxos (2011); Cavalleria rusticana/Pagliacci (2008); A Masked Ball (2007); Manon Lescaut (2006); Boris Godunov, Falstaff (2005); Prince Igor (2001); Nabucco, the world premiere of Cold Sassy Tree, and Tristan and Isolde (2000); Mefistofele (1999); Boris Godunov and The Magic Flute (1997); Norma and Susannah (1996); La traviata and Turandot (1994); Ariadne auf Naxos (1993); Show Boat, Tannhäuser, and Manon (1988); Anna Bolena and Ariadne auf Naxos (1986); Falstaff (1978); Andrea Chénier (1977); the world premiere of Bilby’s Doll (1976); La bohème (1975); La Périchole (1974); and The Marriage of Figaro (1973).
About the Artist:
Duane Schuler’s work encompasses opera, ballet, and theater. For HGO, he has lit numerous productions since 1973, most recently Tosca (2015), Così fan tutte (2014), Don Giovanni (2013), Fidelio (2011), and Ariadne auf Naxos (2011). His lighting designs for the Metropolitan Opera include this season’s Cendrillon, Luisa Miller, and Thaïs, as well as 26 other productions since 1995. He has designed more than 140 productions at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, including this season’s Faust, last season’s Norma, and the world premiere of Jimmy López’s Bel Canto. His work has also been seen at the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; La Scala; the Salzburg Festival; Paris Opera; Glyndebourne Opera; Seattle Opera; San Francisco Opera; and many others. Theater credits include House and Garden, Last Dance, and A Picasso (Manhattan Theatre Club); Ragtime and Holiday Inn (5th Ave Theatre, Seattle); and The Importance of Being Earnest on Broadway. Upcoming productions include Candide (Santa Fe Opera), Lucia di Lammermoor (Opera Philadelphia and Vienna State Opera) and Falstaff (Teatro Real). Schuler is a founding partner of Schuler Shook, the theater planning and architectural lighting design firm responsible for designs and renovations for Seattle’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Lyric Opera of Chicago, and the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in New York.