Lyric Opera of Chicago’s former resident lighting designer is associated with many of the world’s most prestigious opera companies. At Lyric, he designed more than 140 productions. Among his other major achievements in recent seasons have been productions at the Vienna State Opera (Lucia di Lammermoor), The Santa Fe Opera (Jenufa), and Dutch National Opera (La Cenerentola). In addition to more than 25 productions at the Metropolitan Opera, Schuler’s work has been seen at Glyndebourne, the Salzburg Festival, Dresden’s Semperoper, and the major opera houses of Barcelona, Paris, and Berlin as well as Japan’s Saito Kinen Festival, among many other companies. Schuler has also designed lighting for Broadway (The Importance of Being Earnest) and for American Ballet Theatre. He is a founding partner of Schuler Shook, a theater planning and architectural lighting design firm. Among their projects have been, in Seattle, Marion Oliver McCaw Hall and the Seattle Opera Center; in New York, Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater; and, in Beverly Hills, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
Duane Schuler at The Dallas Opera:
The Voyage of Edgar Allan Poe (1991/1992), 9 roles since 2000/2001
Hansel and Gretel (2022/2023)