David Hockney

David Hockney(Bradford, England)

2022-23 Season: Production and Set Design, Die Frau ohne Schatten

San Francisco Opera Highlights: Production and Design, Turandot; Production, Tristan und Isolde; Set and costume designer, Die Zauberflöte; Designer, The Rake's Progres 

David Hockney has worked for over fifty years in a variety of mediums, from photography to painting and drawing to stage design. In addition to The Rake’s Progress (Glyndebourne, 1975) Hockney has designed stage productions of Ubu Roi (Royal Court Theatre, London, 1966), The Magic Flute (Glyndebourne, 1978), Tristan und Isolde (LA Opera, 1987), Turandot (Lyric Opera of Chicago, 1992/93) and Die Frau ohne Schatten (London's Royal Opera, Covent Garden, 1992/93).

His current work painting and documenting the seasons in Normandy, created while in lockdown during the Covid pandemic, was exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts, London in 2020, traveled to Bozar Centre for Fine Arts, Brussels and will continue to Istanbul in 2022. In addition, an exhibition of a 298-foot-long frieze made of over 200 of his landscape pictures is on view at the Musée de l’Orangerie, Jardin des Tuilleries, Paris until February 14, 2022.

Recipient of the San Francisco Opera Medal, 2017