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David Finn

About this Artist

Lighting Designer DAVID FINN’s work for dance includes The Nutcracker and Cinderella (Birmingham Royal Ballet), Romeo and Juliet for Sasha Waltz (Paris Opera Ballet), Swan Lake (Bayerisches Staatsballett), and works for renowned choreographers such as Paul Taylor, Twyla Tharp, Merce Cunningham, James Kudelka, José Limón, Helgi Tomasson, Liam Scarlett, Ashley Page, and Dana Reitz, as well as for leading international companies. David was the resident lighting designer for Mikhail Baryshnikov’s White Oak Dance Project from 1993-2000.

His opera work includes projects for the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera, Paris Opera, La Scala Milan, Salzburg Festival, Lyric Opera of Chicago, New York City Opera, Berlin Staatsoper, La Monnaie (Brussels), Opéra de Lyon, Opera Communale (Florence), Het Muziektheater (Amsterdam), Stuttgart Opera, Opera Australia, Santa Fe Opera, Canadian Opera Company, and San Francisco Opera. 

For film, Finn’s work includes stage lighting for Martin Scorsese’s The Age of Innocence, and he was producer/director of the PBS documentary The Green Monster. David has designed two shows for Cirque du Soleil: ZED in Tokyo, and MICHAEL JACKSON ONE in Las Vegas. Future plans include Camino Real for Atlanta Ballet, Die Walküre for the Canadian Opera Company, The Marriage of Figaro for Opera Australia, and Tannhäuser for Chicago Lyric Opera.