James F. Ingalls

Light design

The American lighting designer James F. Ingalls makes his debut at Bayerisches Staatsballett; with Alexei Ratmansky´s Tchaikovsky Overtures. His work includes design for ballet, modern dance, opera, theatre and symphony concerts. For Alexei Ratmansky he has designed The Sleeping Beauty at American Ballet Theatre and La Scala and Souvenir d’un lieu cher and Don Quixote, both for Dutch National Ballet. Recent designs for ballet include Raymonda for Rachel Beaujan, also at DNB, Val Caniparoli’s Ibsen’s House at Charlotte Ballet and Singapore Ballet, Lila York’s Celts at Kansas City Ballet and Alonzo King’s The Collective Agreement at National Ballet of Canada. For Twyla Tharp he designed Waiting at the Station at Pacific Northwest Ballet/Seattle, Twyla Now! at NY City Center and her 50th Anniversary Tour. He designed a new production of George Balanchine’s Firebird for Miami City Ballet, a new production of John Cranko’s Onegin at National Ballet of Canada, twelve new works for UNBOUND, San Francisco Ballet’s new works festival, including David Dawson’s Anima Animus and three Nutcrackers for Miami City Ballet, Pacific Northwest Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. His work in modern dance includes several pieces for Paul Taylor Dance Company and many pieces for Mark Morris Dance Group including Mozart Dances, The Hard Nut, Dido and Aeneas and L’Allegro il Penseroso ed il Moderato. He designed Fluid Canvas and Split Sides for Merce Cunningham Dance Company. His work with opera director Peter Sellars spans 42 years and features the world premieres of Kaija Saariaho’s L’Amour de Loin and Adriana Mater and John Adams’ Nixon in China, The Death of Klinghoffer and Doctor Atomic; a new staging of Orlando di Lasso’s Lagrime di San Pietro with Los Angeles Master Chorale and a new edition of Le Roman de Fauvel with Seqentia, recently at Théâtre du Châtelet, Paris. His long collaboration with theatre director Garry Hynes and DRUID in Galway, Ireland, includes Druid Shakespeare, Waiting For Godot and Three Short Comedies by Sean O’Casey. For San Francisco Symphony and Esa-Pekka Salonen he designed Oedipus Rex/ Symphony of Psalms and with Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel in collaboration with Deaf West Theatre he designed Fidelio. He often collaborates with The Wooden Floor dancers, Santa Ana, California.

(Information as of 2022)