From: Rowayton, Connecticut. LA Opera: Die Frau ohne Schatten (1993, debut; 2004); Turandot (2024).

The late Ian Falconer (1959-2023) studied at New York University, Parson’s School of Design and the Otis Art Institute, Los Angeles. He worked as a painter, illustrator and scenic designer, and his work includes many theater productions in New York and Los Angeles. He designed the costumes for Tristan und Isolde and Die Frau ohne Schatten (LA Opera) and Turandot (Lyric Opera of Chicago), both of which had sets by David Hockney. He designed sets and costumes for New York City Ballet, Boston Ballet and the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. He designed many covers for The New Yorker and was the author and illustrator of all the titles in the bestselling Olivia series: Olivia, Olivia Saves the Circus, Olivia...and the Missing Toy, and Olivia Forms a Band.