John Conklin, Scenic Designer
Scenic Designer, Of Mice and Men
John Conklin’s set and costume designs are seen in opera houses, theaters, and ballet companies across the world. He has designed for Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, and Bastille Opera. Mr. Conklin’s credits at the Metropolitan Opera include costumes for Mussorgsky’s Khovanshchina, sets and costumes for John Corigliano’s Ghosts of Versailles, and sets for Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Debussy’s Pelléas et Mélisande. For Glimmerglass Opera, where he served as associate artistic director for 18 years, he designed sets for Puccini’s Fanciulla del West and Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio, and costumes for Richard Rodney Bennett’s Mines of Sulfur, among others. Conklin has designed extensively on Broadway, receiving a Tony Award nomination for his set design for The Au Pair Man. He received the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Lifetime Achievement in Theatrical Design in 2008 and was an honoree at the National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors in 2011.