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Riccardo Hernández’s work has been seen previously at HGO in La traviata (2017), the world premiere of A Coffin in Egypt (2014), and Carmen (2006, 2000). He has designed more than 250 opera and theater productions internationally and across the United States. Recent opera designs include Carmen for Minnesota Opera and Glimmerglass Opera and Lucia di Lammermoor and Don Giovanni for Santa Fe Opera. Opera world premieres include Il Postino for Los Angeles Opera; Philip Glass’s Appomatox for San Francisco Opera; The Abduction from the Seraglio for Opera de Nice; Il Tabarro/I Pagliacci and Sweeney Todd for Opera Theater of Saint Louis; and The Lost Highway for London’s English National Opera/Young Vic. Other designs include Don Giovanni for Chicago Opera; Haroun for New York City Opera; Amistad for Lyric Opera of Chicago; and more for Florida Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Gotham Opera NYC, and others. Hernández’s extensive Broadway credits include Jagged Little Pill (Tony Nomination Best Scenic Design of a Musical); Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune (Tony Award nomination for best play revival), Indecent (Tony Award nomination for best play); The Gin Game; The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (2012 Tony Award for best musical revival); The People in the Picture; and Tony Kushner’s Caroline, or Change, which was also performed at the Royal National Theater in London and won both Olivier and Evening Standard awards for best musical. Hernández is a recipient of numerous awards including the Princess Grace Statue Award. He serves on the faculty of the Yale School of Drama.

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