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Michael Yeargan

Michael Yeargan
Set Designer


Michael Yeargan designed the sets and costumes for Seattle Opera’s 1986 production of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin as well as the sets for the 1999 production of Barber’s Vanessa and the 2003 production of Marvin David Levy’s Mourning Becomes Electra. Professor of stage design at Yale School of Drama, Yeargan’s designs have appeared in many other U.S. regional theater productions as well as in New York and London productions such as Bad Habits, The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The Seagull, Hay Fever, Becket, and the musical Napoleon. In 1970, Yeargan designed sets for his first opera, Puccini’s Bohème at Nevada Opera Company. Since then, his sets and costumes have appeared in opera houses across the U.S., in Europe, and in Australia. Yeargan’s recent credits include such world premieres as Harbison’s Great Gatsby at the Metropolitan Opera, Floyd’s Cold Sassy Tree at Houston Grand Opera, and Previn’s Streetcar Named Desire and Heggie’s Dead Man Walking at San Francisco Opera. In 2005, he received the Tony for his set designs for Light in the Piazza, a production that premiered at the Intiman Theatre in Seattle.

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