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Duane Schuler


Biography

Lighting designer Duane Schuler’s work encompasses opera, ballet and theatre. Opera productions include Turandot (La Scala), Pelleas et Melisande and Cendrillon (Metropolitan Opera), La Fanciulla del West (Opéra Paris), Elektra (Salzburg Festival), Fidelio (Covent Garden), Beatrice et Benedict (Glyndebourne), Candide (Santa Fe Opera) and Don Giovanni (Lyric Opera of Chicago).  Ballet credits include Swan Lake and The Snow Maiden (American Ballet Theatre), The Sleeping Beauty (Stuttgart Ballet), Giselle (Deutsche Ballet) and The Nutcracker (Houston Ballet).  Theatre credits include House and Garden (Manhattan Theatre Club), The Royal Family (Ahmanson Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Broadway) and Ragtime (The 5th Ave Theatre).  Upcoming productions include Ernani (San Francisco Opera) and Fidelio (Metropolitan Opera).

Schuler is a founding partner of Schuler Shook, the theatre planning and architectural lighting design firm whose projects include Seattle’s Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, Lyric Opera of Chicago and the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.