Set and Costume Designer
Since obtaining his degree at the Yale School of Drama, Zack Brown created sets and costumes for more than 150 productions for opera, dance, theater, Broadway musicals, and television. For Washington Opera, he has done more than 40 productions including Rossini’s Italiana in Algeri, Massenet’s Werther, Puccini’s Bohème, D’Albert’s Tiefland, and Douglas Moore’s Ballad of Baby Doe. Also in Washington DC, he has designed sets and costumes for numerous plays and musicals at the Arena Stage. At Seattle Opera, his work has been seen in Donizetti’s Fille du régiment (sets 1991), Verdi’s Rigoletto (costumes, 1987 and 1994), Johann Strauss’s Fledermaus (sets 1988 and 1999, costumes 1999), and Lehar’s Merry Widow (sets and costumes, 1993). Brown made his San Francisco Opera debut in 1979 with the sets and costumes for Ponchielli’s Gioconda, for which he received two Emmy Awards, and he has continued to design numerous productions for that company. Other opera companies where his work has appeared include Metropolitan Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Santa Fe Opera, New York City Opera, Hamburg Staatsoper, among others. For American Ballet Theatre, his productions include Swan Lake (which aired on Dance in America), Raymonda, Jardin aux Lilas, Dim Lustre, and, in collaboration with Robert Hill, Piano Concerto #1 and Dorian.