Lighting Design Joan Sullivan-Genthe, Lighting Designer

Designer Joan Sullivan-Genthe is a specialist in opera lighting who has designed for opera companies throughout the United States and in Europe; including San Francisco Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, New York City Opera, Seattle Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Minnesota Opera, Atlanta Opera, and Washington National Opera (Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.) where she was resident lighting designer for twenty-three seasons.

European credits include Seville and Helsinki (Turandot); Geneva (Dialogues des Carmelites), Göteborg (Il Trovatore), Spoleto Festival (The Medium and The Telephone directed by composer Gian Carlo Menotti), and Zeffirelli’s production of Pagliacci at Royal Opera, Covent Garden. Her WNO designs of Tosca, Otello, and Sly were seen on tour in Japan. Televised productions have included Goya, Pagliacci, and Le Cid, all with Placido Domingo; La Rondine and Die Fledermaus. Her work has been featured in Theatre Crafts and Lighting Dimensions magazines and J. Michael Gillette’s classic textbook Designing with Light.