Brian Nason

Lighting Designer

The lighting designer’s work on Dead Man Walking has been seen at nine companies, among them Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, and the Teatro Real de Madrid. Last season Nason returned to San Francisco Opera for Jake Heggie’s It’s a Wonderful Life, also seen in Houston and at Indiana University. Other major credits include A Little Night Music (Houston); West Side Story (La Scala); Salome (New York City Opera, Opera Pacific); and numerous contemporary operas, among them Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers (San Francisco, Houston); Pepe Martínez and Leonard Foglia’s Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (Houston, Fort Worth, San Diego); Ricky Ian Gordon’s A Coffin in Egypt (Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia); and Jennifer Higdon’s Cold Mountain (Santa Fe, Philadelphia, Raleigh). Nason has been nominated for a Tony Award, two Outer Critics Circle Awards, and three Audelco Awards. He has won a Barrymore Award for lighting design. Brian Nason is supported by the Mary-Louise and James S. Aagaard Lighting Director Endowed Chair.

Previously at Lyric: Dead Man Walking (2019|20), Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (2012|13).

Last updated: November 2, 2019