ORIGINAL LIGHTING DESIGNER
Duane Schuler’s work encompasses opera, ballet, and theater. For HGO, he has lit numerous productions since 1973, most recently Norma, this production of Tosca, Così fan tutte, Don Giovanni, Fidelio, Ariadne auf Naxos, and Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci. Opera productions include Turandot, Lulu, and Lohengrin (La Scala); Pelleas et Melisande, Carmen, First Emperor, and Cendrillon (Metropolitan Opera); Elektra and Benvenuto Cellini (Salzburg Festival); Fidelio and Robert le diable (Covent Garden); Candide, Jenůfa, and The Marriage of Figaro (Santa Fe Opera); and Norma, Cold Sassy Tree, Don Giovanni, Tosca, Samson and Delilah, and Otello (Lyric Opera of Chicago); as well as productions for LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Netherlands Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Dallas Opera, and New York City Opera. Ballet credits include Swan Lake, The Snow Maiden, Pillar of Fire, and Of Love and Rage (American Ballet Theatre); The Sleeping Beauty (Stuttgart Ballet); Giselle (Deutsche Oper Ballet); and The Nutcracker (Houston Ballet). Theater credits include House and Garden (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Royal Family (Ahmanson Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Broadway), and Ragtime (The 5th Ave Theatre). Schuler is also a founding partner of Schuler Shook, the theater planning and architectural lighting design firm.