Duane Schuler

Duane Schuler designed lighting for the San Francisco Opera productions of Otello, Manon Lescaut, Tristan und Isolde, Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Fliegende Holländer, L’Italiana in Algeri, Boris Godunov, La Rondine, La Bohème, Faust, La Fanciulla del West, Werther, and The Makropulos Case. His extensive work with the Metropolitan Opera includes The First Emperor, The Great Gatsby, Pelléas et Mélisande, Luisa Miller, Fidelio, Così fan tutte, A View from the Bridge, Otello and Andrea Chénier. Recent projects include Lulu for Milan’s La Scala, La Fanciulla del West for Netherlands Opera, and a Tchaikovsky trilogy of Mazeppa, Eugene Onegin, and La Dame de Pique for Lyon Opera. He designed lighting for Fidelio for Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Manon for Berlin’s Linden Opera, and Dead Man Walking in Dresden. He is also a frequent collaborator with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, the Santa Fe Opera, Los Angeles Opera, the Dallas Opera, and Seattle Opera. Recent and upcoming projects include the world premiere of Amelia for the Seattle Opera, Elektra for the Salzburg Festival, and Boris Godunov for the Metropolitan Opera. Schuler is also a founding partner of the theater planning and architectural lighting design firm Schuler Shook, which has offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Dallas.