Paule Constable

(Brighton, England)

2015–16 Season: Lighting Designer of Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

Paule Constable is making her San Francisco Opera debut with Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg. The British designer has created lighting for more than 25 operas, ranging stylistically from L’Incoronazione di Poppea (Paris, Strasbourg, and Brussels) to Death in Venice (Aldeburgh, Bregenz). Among her eleven productions at Glyndebourne have been Billy Budd, Giulio Cesare, and the staged version of the St. Matthew Passion. Other operatic credits include productions for the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; English National Opera; the Metropolitan Opera (Anna Bolena, Don Giovanni, The Merry Widow, and Le Nozze di Figaro, among others); and Salzburg Festival (Les Contes d’Hoffmann). Constable’s theater work includes a close association with the Royal National Theatre encompassing over 30 productions, among them Women of Troy, His Dark Materials, Phedre, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, and Ivanov. Four of her National Theatre productions have been seen on Broadway: War Horse (Tony Award), Coram Boy, Jumpers, and Amadeus. Constable has worked at the Donmar Warehouse, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Old Vic, the Royal Court, the Theatre de Complicite, and extensively in the West End and at the Royal Ballet. She won a Tony Award this year for her work on The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime.