Neil Peter Jampolis
Neil Peter Jampolis made his Seattle Opera debut in 1987, designing lighting and realizing sets and costumes for Mozart’s Zauberflöte. He has designed lighting for fourteen other productions at Seattle Opera, including Prokofiev’s War and Peace in 1990, Dvorak’s Rusalka, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, and, most recently, Gluck's Iphigenia in Tauris. He often fills multiple design roles, such as in Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor in 1992, when he designed both sets and costumes. Jampolis made his directing debut at Seattle Opera with Beethoven’s Fidelio in 1992 (for which he also did sets, lights, and costumes), and he returned in 1993 to direct Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande. Other director/designer credits with the company include Richard Strauss’s Elektra and Massenet’s Werther. This Distinguished Professor of Theater at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television has also designed extensively for Broadway, winning a Tony Award for his lighting design for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes, and nominations for four other productions.