Mimi Jordan Sherin

Lighting Designer

The distinguished American lighting designer will return to Lyric later this season for the company premiere of Ariodante. Her Bohème designs were first seen last season at London’s Royal Opera House, where she has collaborated with director Richard Jones in six other productions. Her designs for Boris Godunov will be seen there later this season. Sherin’s other work with Jones includes Lohengrin and Les contes d’Hoffmann, The Midsummer Marriage (Bavarian State Opera), The Makropulos Case (Frankfurt Opera), Billy Budd, Ariodante (Netherlands Opera), Peter Grimes (La Scala, Milan), Flight, Falstaff, and Der Rosenkavalier (Glyndebourne), Rusalka (Royal Danish Opera), Rodelinda, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, La fanciulla del West, From Morning to Midnight, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Don Giovanni (English National Opera), Anna Nicole Smith (Brooklyn Academy of Music), and many others. Sherin has worked extensively in theater, including Annie Get Your Gun, Public Enemy, The Government Inspector, and The Trial (Young Vic), The Hairy Ape (Old Vic and New York Armory), Jerusalem (Royal Court, West End and Broadway), The Glass Menagerie, Julius Caesar, and Our Country’s Good (all on Broadway), and 35 years of productions for America’s regional theaters. Awards include the American Theatre Wing Award, two Obies, an Eddy Award, a Tony nomination, and six Drama Desk nominations.

Previously at Lyric: Ariodante (2018|19), Tristan und Isolde (1999|00).

Last updated: March 2, 2019