Jennifer Tipton makes her company debut as lighting designer for Don Giovanni. Ms. Tipton is well known for her work in theater, dance and opera. Her recent work in opera includes L’elisir d’amore directed by Bartlett Sher at the Metropolitan Opera, La clemenza di Tito for the Chicago Lyric Opera and Maria Stuarda at the Metropolitan, both directed by David McVicar. Her recent work in dance includes Alexei Ratmansky’s Romeo and Juliet for the National Ballet of Canada and Paul Taylor’s Gossamer Gallants. In theater her recent work includes Colm Toibin’s The Testament of Mary on Broadway and Richard Nelson’s four Apple plays at the New York Shakespeare Festival in New York.
Ms. Tipton teaches lighting at the Yale School of Drama. She received the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2001, the Jerome Robbins Prize in 2003 and in April 2004 the Mayor’s Award for Arts and Culture in New York City. In 2008 she was made a United States Artists “Gracie” Fellow and a MacArthur Fellow.