Martin Pakledinaz (1953-2012)
Hometown: Sterling Heights, MI
Seattle Opera Debut: Orphée et Eurydice (’88)
Previously at Seattle Opera: Der Ring des Nibelungen (’01, ’05, ’09); Lohengrin (’94, ’04); Iphigénie en Tauride (’07)
Martin Pakledinaz designed costumes around the world for the most prominent houses in opera, dance, and theater. His designs have been seen at Metropolitan Opera, Santa Fe Opera, San Francisco Opera, and houses in France, Japan, Austria, and Germany. He designed for such dance companies as Mark Morris Dance Group, San Francisco Ballet, and New York City Ballet, and his designs were also often seen on Broadway, where he won two Tony Awards.