John Conklin

Lecturer in Design

John Conklin has designed sets and costumes for the major American opera houses (New York City Opera, Opera Theater of St Louis, the Glimmerglass Opera and the opera companies of Dallas, Houston, Minneapolis, Washington, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and Boston. At the Metropolitan Opera he designed the world premiere of John Corigliano's The Ghosts of Versailles and Jonathan Millers's production of Pelleas et Melisande among others and has completed two Ring cycles (San Francisco Opera, directed by Nichols Lehnhoff and Chicago Lyric Opera directed by August Everding). In Europe he has worked for The English National Opera, The Royal Opera (Stockholm) The Bastille Paris Opera (costumes for Robert Wilson's Magic Flute) and the opera Companies of Munich and Amsterdam. He has also designed for Broadway and off-Broadway (including The Public Theater) and extensively for regional theater-including the American Repertory Theater (Boston), The Goodman (Chicago), Hartford Stage Company, Long Wharf (New Haven), the Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles) the Actors Theater of Louisville and CenterStage (Baltimore). He has also designed for dance with such companies as the Joffrey Ballet, the Boston Ballet and the Royal Ballet (London). He teaches at the Tisch School of Arts (NYU) and serves as Artistic Advisor to the Boston Lyric Opera.