Wayne Chouinard: Resident lighting designer, Metropolitan Opera

In August 1977, Wayne Chouinard was hired at the Metropolitan Opera as assistant to resident LD Gil Wechsler. Twenty-three seasons later Chouinard is still there and has graduated into the role of resident lighting designer himself, although the title might be somewhat of a misnomer; he has only actually designed one production from scratch (the successful Fedora, whose sets were borrowed from Barcelona).

For the first 14 years Chouinard was at the Met, Wechsler designed the lighting

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