The British designer has created sets and costumes for many remarkable opera productions internationally, among them Ariodante (Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, Dutch National Opera, Canadian Opera Company); Parsifal (Opéra National de Paris); Gloriana (Royal Opera, Hamburg State Opera); Macbeth, Falstaff (Glyndebourne Festival) and productions for the Bavarian State Opera and English National Opera. His work in theater includes designing for Broadway, Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater Company, Manhattan Theater Club, Stratford Ontario, the West End, the National Theatre, the Young Vic, 20 productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company, 18 world premières for the Royal Court Theatre. ULTZ began his career as an actor and drama teacher and has also worked as a director in Japan, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Austria, South Africa, Canada, Australia, and the UK where his production Pied Piper – A Hip Hop Dance Revolution, with Boy Blue Entertainment, won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre. ULTZ won an Opernwelt Critics Award for designs for Xerxes (Munich), a Tony Award nomination and an Olivier Award for Jerusalem (Royal Court Theatre, West End, Broadway), and an Off-West End Award for The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Young Vic). ULTZ is supported by the Richard P. and Susan Kiphart Costume Designer Endowed Chair.

Lyric debut: Set and Costume Designer/Ariodante (2018/19)

Last updated: March 2, 2019