2019–20 Season: Lighting Designer, Hansel and Gretel
Making her San Francisco Opera debut with Hansel and Gretel, Lucy Carter trained in dance and drama at the Roehampton Institute, University of Surrey, and in lighting design at Central School of Speech and Drama. An international lighting designer for more than twenty years, Carter has worked with ballet companies throughout the world including American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, San Francisco Ballet, New York City Ballet, Australian Ballet, Paris Opera Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet, National Ballet of Canada, Royal Danish Ballet, Scottish Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet, Boston Ballet and the Joffrey Ballet. Recent productions with her long-term collaborator Wayne McGregor include Autobiography, Multiverse, Woolf Works, Tetractys and Raven Girl.
Carter’s opera lighting credits include Fiddler on the Roof with Grange Park Opera, La Finta Giardiniera with Glyndebourne Festival and Milan's Teatro alla Scala, Peter Grimes on the Beach with Aldeburgh Festival, Elektra with the Göteborg Opera, Penthesilea with La Monnaie, Brussels and Lohengrin with Welsh National Opera and the Polish National Opera. Her theater work includes Everybody’s Talking About Jamie; Home, I’m Darling; Husbands and Sons; Medea; Emil and the Detectives and Oil. She received the Knight of Illumination Award for Dance for Chroma (2008) and for Woolf Works (2015). Future opera plans include Katya Kabanova with Royal Opera, Covent Garden and Werther in Bergen.