From: Houston, Texas. LA Opera: La Traviata (2024).
Michael James Clark is the Head of Lighting and Production Media for Houston Grand Opera. During the 2022/23 at that company, he serves as associate lighting designer for The Marriage of Figaro, Werther, and Tosca. Last season, he created the lighting design for the world premiere production of The Snowy Day, and he served as the assistant lighting designer for The Magic Flute and associate lighting designer for Carmen. He served as revival lighting designer for HGO’s production of Aida (2020) and designed lighting for mainstage and Miller Outdoor Theatre productions of La Bohème (2018-19) and the world premiere of The Phoenix (2019). He lit the HGO world premieres of Some Light Emerges (2017), After the Storm (2016) and O Columbia (2015); Otello (2014); Die Fledermaus, Aida, and Il Trovatore (2013); La Bohème, La Traviata and The Rape of Lucretia (2012); The Marriage of Figaro (2011); the world premiere of Cruzar la Cara de la Luna (2010); and numerous outdoor productions. He also has designed lighting for Teatro La Fenice, San Francisco Opera, the Canadian Opera Company, Stages Repertory Theatre, Theatre Under the Stars, Rice University, and the 2007 Prague Quadrennial. He holds a degree in lighting design from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.