Duane Schuler

Lighting Designer

Lyric’s former resident lighting designer has recently created lighting for the Vienna State Opera (Lucia di Lammermoor), The Santa Fe Opera (Jenufa), and Dutch National Opera (La Cenerentola). Later this season his work will be seen at San Francisco Opera (Ernani), Geneva’s Grand Théâtre (La Cenerentola), and the Metropolitan Opera (Cendrillon). Highlights last season included Lucia di Lammermoor (Opera Philadelphia), Don Pasquale (the Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie in Brussels), Mefistofele and Pelléas et Mélisande (Met). In addition to more than 25 Met productions, Schuler’s work has been seen at Glyndebourne, the Salzburg Festival, Dresden’s Semperoper, and the major opera houses of Barcelona, Paris, and Berlin as well as Japan’s Saito Kinen Festival, among many other companies. Schuler has also designed lighting for Broadway (The Importance of Being Earnest) and for American Ballet Theatre. He 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).


Last updated: November 14, 2019