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Elaine McCarthy (uncredited)

Elaine McCarthy

Projection designer Elaine J. McCarthy, who makes her Washington National Opera debut this season, maintains an international career spanning 20 years and nearly every area of live performance. Her opera credits include Tristan und Isolde with The Dallas Opera, Mazeppa with The Metropolitan Opera, Dead Man Walking with New York City Opera, War and Peace with The Metropolitan Opera and Kirov Opera, Tosca with Opera Festival of New Jersey, and Tan Dun, and Peter Sellars's The Peony Pavilion at the Wiener Festwochen. Additional career highlights include the Broadway productions of Wicked, Spamalot, Assassins, Man of La Mancha, Into the Woods, Thurgood, and Judgment at Nuremberg, as well as the Off-Broadway productions of Frequency Hopping (set and projections), Distracted (set and projections), Fran's Bed, Speaking in Tongues, The Stendhal Syndrome and The Thing About Men. Her credits also include Tan Dun's The Gate with the NHK Symphony and Don Byron's Tunes and 'Toons at Brooklyn Academy of Music (Concert); Peter Buffett's Spirit - A Journey in Dance Drums and Song and Chen Shi-Zheng's Forgiveness at Asia Society/New York (Dance); Adidas, Sony/Epic Records, Kenneth Cole, Calvin Klein Cosmetics and the 1996 and 1997 CFDA Awards (Fashion/Industrial); the 2008 documentary film, Secrecy (Film).