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234th Season

George Tsypin

Set Designer

George Tsypin graduated from Moscow Architectural Institute in 1977. The same year became one of the winners of competition of "New and Spontaneous Ideas for the Theatre of New Generation" in Paris. Since 1979 lives and works in New York. After working in the architectural firm HLW for a year, becomes a graduate student of set design at New York University. After graduation in 1984 he is invited to design four shows at the newly formed American National Theater at the Kennedy Center in Washington. After designing theatrical productions in American Theaters in early nineties he launches an international career in opera houses as La Scala, Milan; Opera de Bastille, Paris; Salzburg Festival; Covent Garden, London and Metropolitan Opera in New York. George expanded his design work to include concerts, film and television productions, as well as exhibitions and installations. He had a personal gallery show of his sculptures in New York and received numerous awards.

Since 1991 often collaborates with Eugene Monakhov, and they designed the production of the Flying Dutchman at the Kirov Opera in Saint-Petersburg together, which was nominated for Golden Mask. George Tsypin has worked for many years with Peter Sellars, Julie Taymor, Robert Falls and Andrey Konchalovsky. He has a special creative relationship with the conductor Valery Gergiev, whith whom he collaborated on the number of shows at the Mariinsky Theater and the Met.

Performances designed at the Mariinsky Theatre:
Katerina Ismailova (Production by Irina Molostova, 1995), Lady Macbeth (Production by Irina Molostova, 1996), War and Peace (Production by Andrei Konchalovsky, 2000), Boris Godunov (Production by Victor Kramer, 2002), Der Ring des Nibelungen: Das Rheingold, Die Walkure, Siegfried, Die Gotterdammerung (Artistic Supervisor of the productions - Valery Gergiev, 2003), The Snow Maiden (Production by Alexander Galibin, 2004).

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