David Finn

Lighting Designer

Since his operatic debut in 1997, the internationally celebrated lighting designer’s work has earned praise at such companies as the Metropolitan Opera (Parsifal), the Salzburg Festival (Ariadne auf Naxos), Dutch National Opera (Boris Godunov, Lucia Silla, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, The Marriage of Figaro, Hansel and Gretel), Covent Garden (Bluebeard’s Castle/Erwartung, Tannhäuser, The Flying Dutchman, Peter Grimes), and the Stuttgart Opera (Das Rheingold, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Orfeo). Highlights in 2016|17 include Romeo and Juliet (Deutsche Oper Berlin), Cosi fan tutte (Opera Australia), Götterdämmerung (Canadian Opera Company), and Tannhäuser (Berlin State Opera). Finn has also enjoyed successes in films, including Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence, and with Cirque du Soleil (ZED, Michael Jackson ONE). He has designed for renowned dance companies, including the Birmingham Royal Ballet (The Nutcracker, Cinderella), Munich’s Bavarian State Ballet (Swan Lake), the Paris Opéra Ballet (Roméo et Juliette), Atlanta Ballet (Camino Real, world premiere), San Francisco Ballet, Twyla Tharp & Dancers, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and eight years as resident designer for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project. Finn has received two Dora Mavor Moore Awards (Siegfried, Walkure), a Yomiuri Award (The Hunting Gun, Tokyo’s Parco Theater, and a Knight of Illumination Award (Sweet Violets, Royal Ballet).

Previously at Lyric: Les Troyens (2016|17); Tannhäuser (2014|15); Rusalka (2013|14).

Last updated: November 13, 2016