Riccardo Hernandez

Set Designer

The renowned designer’s work has been seen in more than 250 productions at leading regional theaters and opera companies across America and internationally. In addition to La traviata (Lyric, Houston Grand Opera, Canadian Opera Company), his operatic credits include Don Giovanni (Chicago Opera Theater, The Santa Fe Opera), La bohème and Sweeney Todd (both for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis), and the world premieres of Ricky Ian Gordon’s A Coffin in Egypt (Houston), Philip Glass’s Appomattox (San Francisco), Charles Wuorinen’s Haroun (New York City Opera), and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (Broadway), among many other productions. His close association with the New York Shakespeare Festival includes most recently Cymbeline and The Tempest. In New York Hernandez has also designed for Theatre for a New Audience, Studio 54, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Lincoln Center, the Atlantic Theater, Second Stage, the Manhattan Theatre Club, and Playwrights Horizons. Regionally his work has been seen at American Repertory Theater, the Guthrie, the Goodman, Huntington Theater Company, Mark Taper Forum, La Jolla Playhouse, Steppenwolf, McCarter Theater, Yale Repertory Theater, and London’s National Theatre (Caroline or Change, winner of the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards). Hernandez is an assistant professor adjunct of design at Yale School of Drama.

Previously at Lyric: La traviata (2018|19, 2013|14); Anthony Davis’s Amistad (world premiere, 1997|98).

Last updated: February 16, 2019
Photo: Charlie Erickson