Mark McCullough

(Charlotte, North Carolina)

2017-18 Season: Lighting Designer of Der Ring des Nibelungen

Mark McCullough made his San Francisco Opera debut with Luisa Miller in 2000, and he has returned for numerous productions, including Arshak II, The Mother of Us All, Rigoletto, Das Rheingold, Porgy and Bess, the 2011 Ring cycle, and the world premiere of Heart of a Soldier. He has designed lighting for the Vienna State Opera (Macbeth); Metropolitan Opera (Le Nozze di Figaro); Milan’s Teatro alla Scala (Cyrano de Bergerac); Madrid’s Teatro Real (Luisa Miller); Royal Opera, Covent Garden (The Queen of Spades); Strasbourg’s Opéra National du Rhin (The Beggar’s Opera); Opera North (Eugene Onegin); as well as numerous productions with Boston Lyric Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Washington National Opera, the Dallas Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Canadian Opera Company, and New York City Opera. Current and upcoming engagements include Der Freischütz at Vienna State Opera, West Side Story and The Cunning Little Vixen at the Glimmerglass Festival, and La Traviata with Washington National Opera.