Joan Sullivan-Genthe



Biography

Joan Sullivan-Genthe was WNO's resident lighting designer for more than 20 years (1985-2008). Several of her WNO designs have been seen on tour in Japan, and WNO productions televised nationally by PBS have included Pagliacci, Le Cid, and the world premiere of Menotti's Goya, all with Plácido Domingo; La rondine; and Die Fledermaus. Her work has been seen in major theaters throughout the United States and in Europe. As a specialist in opera design she has regularly collaborated with many of the world's foremost opera directors and designers. Her North American credits include lighting for San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Seattle Opera, LA Opera, New York City Opera, The Dallas Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Portland Opera, Cleveland Opera, Tulsa Opera, and Chicago Opera Theater. European credits include the Zeffirelli production of Pagliacci for the Royal Opera House; Turandot for Seville's Teatro de la Maestranza and Finnish National Opera; Il Trovatore in Göteborg, Sweden; Dialogues des Carmélites for the Grand Théâtre de Genève; The Medium/The Telephone double bill, directed by composer Gian Carlo Menotti at the Spoleto Festival; and the Carl Sternheim play Bürger Schippel at Den Nationale Scene in Bergen, Norway.

 

March 2014
Joan Sullivan-Genthe