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Lighting Designer

Kent DorseyKent Dorsey returns to Opera San José in the 2018-19 season as the lighting designer for Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. His set designs will also be featured in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly. Previously, Mr. Dorsey’s designs have been featured in OSJ’s recent productions of Puccini’s La rondine, Rossini’s The Barber of Seville, Puccini’s Madama Butterfly, Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi, and all four productions of the company’s 2010-11 season: David Carlson’s Anna Karenina, Puccini’s Tosca, The Barber of Seville and Puccini’s La bohéme.

His opera work includes Scenery, Projection and Lighting Design for the world premiere of Myron Fink’s The Conquistador (San Diego Opera). Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’ The Lighthouse directed by Jack O’Brien (San Diego Opera & Chicago Opera Theatre), La bohéme and Saint-Saen’s Samson et Dalila (Palm Beach Opera) Wagner’s The Flying Dutchman directed by Lillian Garret-Groag (Virginia Opera) and Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor directed by Colin Graham (Greensboro Opera).`

Mr. Dorsey’s New York theater productions include Alligator Tales, About Time, The Cocktail Hour, Yankee Dawg You Die, Suds, Another Antigone and Silence. He has designed scenery /or lighting on over 95 productions for San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre.

Mr. Dorsey also has designed for most of the major resident theater companies including the Kennedy Center, The Ahmanson, Playwrights Horizons, Manhattan Theatre Club, American Conservatory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, the Geffen Playhouse, Seattle Repertory Theater, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Theatre at the Folger, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Missouri Repertory Theater, Cleveland Play House, Philadelphia Drama Guild, Alliance Theatre Company, Denver Center Theatre Company and the Los Angeles Theatre Center.

Visit Mr. Dorsey’s website for more information.