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Making her HGO debut, Stephanie Engeln is a designer based in Yonkers, New York. She has created scenic designs for both opera and theater since 1985. The Magic Flute, her first opera with Robert Wilson, was created and performed at the Paris Opera in 1991. Other recent examples of her work with Wilson include The Messiah and Le Trouvere. Past projects include Madame Butterfly; the gospel opera The Temptations of St. Anthony by Bernice Reagon and Wilson; Pelleas et Melisande by Claude Debussy; Bluebeard’s Castle/Erwartung by Bela Bartok and Arnorld Schoenberg; Oedipus Rex; Lohengrin; The White Raven, an opera by Philip Glass and Robert Wilson; Parsifal; and Der Freischuetz by Carl Maria von Weber. Englen is currently preparing new theater projects for the German Schauspielhaus Duesseldorf and the Thalia Theater in Hamburg. In a career spanning 36 years she has worked on a great variety of artistic projects. Besides theater and opera projects with Japanese directors Keisuke Suzuki and Takahiro Ito, she worked with German artist Gabriele Henkel and Robert Wilson on museum exhibition and art installations, architectural projects, and object and furniture design. She also has created numerous event concepts, interior designs, and graphic design projects. She studied interior architecture and design in Germany.

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