Set and Costume Designer (United States)
La traviata. Previously: A Coffin in Egypt (2014), Carmen (2006, 2000).
About the Artist: Riccardo Hernández has designed more than 200 productions internationally and across the United States. Recent work includes La Mouette (Cour d'Hhonneur, Avignon Festival); Jan Karski, mon nom est une fiction (Opera Theatre, Avignon Festival, Polish Theater); Abigail's Party (Oslo National Theater); the world premiere of Philip Glass's Appomattox (San Francisco Opera); Il tabarro/ Pagliacci and Sweeney Todd (Opera Theater of Saint Louis); The Abduction from the Seraglio (Nice Opera); The Lost Highway (English National Opera/Young Vic); Il postino (Los Angeles Opera, Théâtre du Châtelet, Theater an der Wien, PBS telecast); and James Joyce's The Dead (Abbey Theater, Dublin). He designed the world premieres of Charles Wuorinen's Haroun (New York City Opera) and Anthony Davis's Amistad (Lyric Opera of Chicago) as well as Mother Courage (starring Meryl Streep) for New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater NY. His Broadway credits include The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess (2012 Tony Award for best musical revival); The People in the Picture; and Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change, which was also performed at the Royal National Theater in London and won both Olivier and Evening Standard awards for best musical. Upcoming engagements include La traviata for Lyric Opera of Chicago, directed by Arin Arbus, and SuperFly, a Broadway musical directed by Bill T. Jones.