Production Lighting by Duane Schuler
Duane Schuler continues his busy schedule of lighting design. Recent productions include Robert le diable for the Royal Opera House in London, La Boheme, Werther and Rigoletto for the Lyric Opera of Chicago and Don Giovanni for the Houston Grand Opera.
Upcoming projects include The Flying Dutchman and Tosca for The Los Angeles Opera, Figaro and La Traviata for the Santa Fe Opera, La Fanciulla del West at the Opéra de Paris, and La donna del lago for the Metropolitan Opera.
Significant previous productions include Lohengrin and Lulu at La Scala, Dead Man Walking at the Staatsoper Dresden, Eugene Onegin and Pique Dame for Opera de Lyon, Tannhäuser for De Nederlandse Opera, Manon for the Staatsoper Berlin, Benvenuto Cellini and Elektra at the Salzburg Festival, Amelia at The Seattle Opera, and Pelléas et Mélisande at the Metropolitan Opera.
Duane says, "Lighting design is a 40-year labor of love for me. Early in my career, I assisted Gilbert Hemsley at The Kennedy Center on the premiere of Leonard Bernstein's Mass. That work, and the wonderful design work that Gilbert did on so many productions, was an inspiration. I continue to marvel at the power and beauty of light, both on and off the stage."
"The redoubtable Duane Schuler’s lighting was of the highest caliber throughout."
James Sohre for Opera Today, covering La Fanciulla del West in Amsterdam