Philip Alfano is the lighting associate and production draftsman for HGO. He has previously served as the revival lighting designer for this production of Madame Butterfly at Grand Théâtre de Genève (2013), HGO (2015), and Opera Queensland (2016). He created the lighting for HGO Coming Home gala featuring Plácido Domingo (2018), as well as designs for HGO’s Miller Outdoor Theatre productions of Madame Butterfly (2011) and The Barber of Seville (2012). Select community engagement projects for HGO include designs for The Bricklayer (2012) and Your Name Means the Sea (2011). Other Houston design work includes Rice University Shepherd School of Music productions of Hansel and Gretel (2015), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2016),Giulio Cesare (2017), La finta giardiniera (2018), and Susannah (2019). In addition to his work for HGO, Alfano has recently concluded a 13-season tenure with The Santa Fe Opera, where he most recently held the position of lighting director. During that time, he created the lighting for the gala productions Renée Fleming Sings Letters From Georgia (2019) and Angel Blue in Concert (2021). He holds a degree in lighting design from the State University of New York at Fredonia.
MADAME BUTTERFLY 2010-11 (Miller Outdoor Theatre)
THE BRICKLAYER 2011-12 (World premiere, Cullen Theater, Arab American Cultural & Community Center, Nowruz Festival at Discovery Green Park, and Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center)
THE BARBER OF SEVILLE 2011-12 (Miller Outdoor Theatre)
HGO 60TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT 2014-15 (Co-Lighting Designer)
HGO AND PLÁCIDO - COMING HOME! CONCERT 2018-19
Revival Lighting Designer / Lighting Realizer:
MADAME BUTTERFLY 2014-15