Making his HGO debut, Thomas Hase has worked with opera companies including The Santa Fe Opera, Washington National Opera at the Kennedy Center, Los Angeles Opera, Seattle Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, San Diego Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Philadelphia Opera, Atlanta Opera, Dallas Opera, and San Diego Opera. His work has been seen at regional theaters throughout the country, including Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, and Indiana Repertory Theatre. In New York his work has been seen on Broadway (Company, which won a Tony Award for Best Revival), off Broadway (with Ping Chong & Company), at New York City Opera, and at BAM Next Wave Festival. He has designed productions throughout Europe, Asia, and South America, including for Staatsoper in Vienna; Bavarian State Opera; Staatstheater Kassel; Deutsche Oper am Rhein; Theater Erfurt; Stadttheater Giessen; the Barbican and Sadler’s Wells in London; Opera North in the U.K.; the Abbey Theater and for Riverdreams in Dublin; the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera in Barcelona; Malmö Opera in Sweden; the Dutch, Finnish and Columbian National Operas; Stageholdings and the Nationale Reisopera in Holland; Opéra National de Bordeaux; Marseille Opera; Canadian Opera Company; the Luminato Festival in Toronto; Singapore Arts Festival; and Tokyo Metro Arts Center. Hase has served as the head of lighting design for Cincinnati Opera Association for 25 years.