Richard St. Clair
Richard St. Clair has been costume designer/director at Opera Company of Philadelphia for the past 24 years. His designs for the company include Bellini’s Norma and I Capuleti e i Montecchi, Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann, Verdi’s Trovatore, Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana, and Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. Philadelphia’s productions of Puccini’s Bohème and Rossini’s Italian Girl in Algiers, featuring St. Clair’s costumes, were telecast on PBS. St. Clair is a two-time winner of Philadelphia’s Barrymore Award for Best Costumes for A Year with Frog and Toad and Sleeping Beauty. His other designs have included Donizetti’s Don Pasquale for the Metropolitan Opera Guild, the world premieres of Schuman’s A Question of Taste for Glimmerglass Opera and Baby Case for the Arden Theater, and Osvaldo Golijov’s Ainadamar for the Curtis Institute of Music. St. Clair teaches costume design at Philadelphia University of the Arts. He makes his Seattle Opera debut with Bizet’s Pearl Fishers.