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FESTIVAL OPERA
2005 - present
Located and performing in Walnut Creek, CA, this opera company has produced many years of exciting and high quality productions of both standard and more challenging operas. Matthew has had the great pleasure of designing many of these productions and continues to look forward to the next project. These are but a few samples.

2005 - Un Ballo in Maschera
Lighting Designer

2011 - La Traviata
Lighting Designer

2007 - Our Town
Scenic & Lighting Designer

2010 - Madame Butterfly
Scenic & Lighting Designer

2009 - Faust       Scenic, Video & Lighting Designer

The Regional Center for the Arts
Hoffman Theater
Walnut Creek, CA

OPERA PACIFIC
2007
Designing lighting for this Orange County, CA based opera company was unfortunately short-lived as it did not survive the 2008 financial crisis. However, the La Boheme production from Glimmerglass Opera was a wonderful project and creating the lighting designs for it was a special and satisfying experience.

2007
La Boheme       Lighting Designer

Orange County Performing Arts Center
Costa Mesa, CA

ANGEL HEART
2015
Creating the world that this production inhabits, mixing fairy tale with modern elements, was a playful and fun design to explore. Produced by Rork Music, this charming children's tale features the Uncello Ensemble with original lullaby compositions, Frederica von Stade singing with a children's chorus, many other talented performers, and striking video images.

2015
Angel Heart
Scenic and Lighting Designer

Veterans Theater
Napa, CA

OUT OF DARKNESS
2016
Designing the scenic and lighting for this special premier production of a new two-act opera by the team of Jake Haggie and Gene Sheer was a real joy and delight.

2016
Out of Darkness
Scenic and Lighting Designer

Hume Hall
San Francisco, CA

SAN FRANCISCO CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC
2015 - present
My continuing design work with the SFCM remains full of challenges creating full scale opera on a concert hall stage, but the program is terrific and the level of production is of a very high quality.

2016
Don Giovanni
Lighting Designer

Hume Hall
San Francisco, CA