Ralph Funciello

Set Designer

The acclaimed American designer has created sets for more than 300 productions internationally. His opera designs have most recently been seen at San Diego Opera (Don Quichotte, Pizzetti’s Murder in the Cathedral), LA Opera (Zemlinsky’s The Dwarf, Ullmann’s The Broken Jug), and New York City Opera (La rondine). Holder of San Diego State University’s Powell Chair in Set Design, Funicello recently designed South Coast Repertory’s production of Robert Schenkkan’s All the Way. He has extensive experience in plays on Broadway (Henry IV, nominated for Outer Critics Circle, Drama Desk, and Tony Awards; Julius Caesar, Brooklyn Boy, King Lear, QED, Division Street), Off-Broadway (Ten Unknowns, Lortel nomination; Saturn Returns, Pride’s Crossing, Labor Day), and at San Diego’s Old Globe Theater (Much Ado About Nothing, The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Othello, Titus Andronicus), where he is an associate artist. His work has been exhibited at the Library and Museum of the Performing Arts at New York’s Lincoln Center, Tiffany & Co., San Francisco’s Chevron Gallery, the Prague Quadrennial, and Beijing’s Exhibition of Stage Design. Funicello has received a Michael Merritt Award for Excellence in Design and Collaboration, three Bay Area Critics Circle Awards, and five LA Drama Critics Circle Awards. 

Lyric debut: Don Quichotte (2016|17)

Last updated: November 19, 2016