Lyric’s former resident lighting designer has recently created lighting for the Vienna State Opera (Lucia di Lammermoor), The Santa Fe Opera (Jen˚ufa), and Dutch National Opera in Amsterdam (La Cenerentola). Other operatic highlights have included works as diverse as Turandot (La Scala), Pelléas et Mélisande and Cendrillon (Metropolitan Opera, where he has designed more than 25 productions), La fanciulla del West (Opéra National de Paris), Elektra (Salzburg Festival), Fidelio (London’s Royal Opera House), Béatrice et Bénédict (Glyndebourne Festival Opera), Don Pasquale (Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie), and Candide (The Santa Fe Opera). Ballet credits include Swan Lake and The Snow Maiden (American Ballet Theatre), The Sleeping Beauty (Stuttgart Ballet), Giselle (Deutsche Ballet) and The Nutcracker (Houston Ballet). Theatre credits include House and Garden (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Royal Family (Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles), The Importance of Being Earnest (Broadway) and Ragtime (The 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle). Schuler is a founding partner of Schuler Shook, a theater planning and architectural lighting design firm. Duane Schuler is supported by the Mary-Louise and James S. Aagard Lighting Director Endowed Chair.
Previously at Lyric: More than 140 productions since 1977, most recently Don Giovanni (2019|20); Cendrillon (2018|19); Faust (2017|18).
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