SFOpera - Ian Falconer

Ian Falconer

(Ridgefield, Connecticut)

2017-18 Season: Costume Designer of Turandot

American author, illustrator, costume, and set designer Ian Falconer has had a varied career spanning the worlds of publishing, opera, ballet, and fine arts. His stage collaborations with David Hockney also include Tristan und Isolde and Die Frau ohne Schatten. Falconer designed the sets for the Atlantic Theater’s production of The Santaland Diaries, written by David Sedaris. He has also created scenery and costumes for Pacific Northwest Ballet, New York City Ballet, and Boston Ballet. In addition to his stage work, Falconer has created numerous covers for the New Yorker magazine and designed floats for the new Main Street Parade at Disneyland. He is the author and illustrator of the Olivia series, a group of critically-acclaimed and New York Times best-selling children’s books.