Der Rosenkavalier

In April 2023, I lit a Seattle opera production of Der Rosenkavalier with the Pacific Northwest Opera at McIntyre Hall in Mt. Vernon, WA.



Der Rosenkavalier (“The Knight of the Rose”) has some of the most sublime music ever written. This comic opera by Richard Strauss and the poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal is suffused with the gaiety of Vienna during the reign of Empress Maria Theresa with its  sparkling waltzes but also the spirit and grace of Mozart.


My lighting design was inspired by Renaissance portraiture. I sought to evoke Caravaggio through dynamic light and shadow. This was essential for establishing time and place in a three-act opera with multiple settings.


This production took place in McIntyre Hall on the campus of Skagit Valley Community College.



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