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Member of United Scenic Artists, Local 829



73 Woodlot Road

Home Phone: (413) 253-0699
Amherst, MA 01002
Cell Phone: (413) 531-9422
e-mail: mhbaumgarten@amherst.edu
Office Phone: (413) 542-2199


RECENT DESIGN EXPERIENCE

2004
Chautauqua Opera

Fiddler on the Roof
Susannah

Jay Lesenger
Jay Lesenger
  Opera Carolina Lucia di Lammermoor Stephanie Sundine
  Amherst Theater Dead Fall
Torn
Hedda Gabler
Zora's BBQ
Suzanne Dougan
Michael Birtwistle
Eric Vennemeyer
Sheila Siragusa
2003

Opera Carolina

Cold Sassy Tree
The Mikado
Carmen
Nabucco
Garnett Bruce
Bill Theisen
Greg Fortner
Marc Verztt
Chautauqua Opera La Boheme
Romeo and Juliet
Jay Lesenger
Marciem Bazell
Monadnock Media

Mississippi River Museum
three video/sound driven exhibits with lighting support

Steve Bressler, President

Amherst Music The Death of Victor Hartmann
staged production of Musorgsky songs and piano music
Jenny Kallick and
John Conklin
  Amherst Theater Marat/Sade
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Manu Mukasa
Michael Birtwistle
2002
Opera Carolina Der Rosenkavalier
The Barber of Seville
Jay Lesenger
Bernard Uzan
Opera Columbus The Magic Flute Matthew Lata
Chautauqua Opera Macbeth
Little Women
Jay Lesenger
Robin Guarino
  Amherst Theater Machinal Manu Mukasa
2001
Opera Carolina Il Trovatore
Susannah
Romeo et Juliette
Michael Capasso
Matthew Lata
Bernard Uzan
Opera Columbus La Boheme Elizabeth Bachman
Chautauqua Opera La Traviata Jay Lesenger
Opera Omaha Falstaff David Gately
Amherst Music Winterreise
staged production of the Schubert song cycle
Jenny Kallick and
Jeff Lentz
2000
Opera Carolina Turandot
Faust
La Traviata
Darko Trejnak
Elizabeth Bachman
Stan Garner
Opera Columbus Die Fledermaus Maggie Patton
Chautauqua Opera La Rondine Jay Lesenger
Nashville Opera The Flying Dutchman John Hoomes
1999
Opera Carolina The Magic Flute
Madama Butterfly
Don Giovanni
Francis Cullinan
Elizabeth Bachman
Josh Major
Opera Columbus Macbeth
The Coronation of Poppea
Michael Ehrman
Elizabeth Bachman
Chautauqua Opera Don Pasquale
Die Fledermaus
David Gately
Dotty Danner
1998
Opera Carolina Aida
The Crucible
Rigoletto
Colin Graham
Francis Cullinan
Ellen Schlaefer
Chautauqua Opera Madame Butterfly
Carmen
Jay Lesenger
Jonathon Pape
Des Moines Metro Opera Resident Lighting Designer (1992-1998)
Fidelio
The Merry Widow
Summer and Smoke
All productions directed and conducted by Robert Larsen
Opera Omaha Eric Hermannson's Soul
world premiere; filmed for Nebraska Public Television
La Cenerentola
Chas Rader-Schieber

David Gately
Kansas City Lyric Opera Andre Chenier Francis Cullinan
Connecticut Grand Opera Madama Butterfly
The Marriage of Figaro
Elizabeth Bachman
Francis Cullinan
Eugene Opera Madama Butterfly Mark Verzatt
     


ACADEMIC AND MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE

AMHERST COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF MUSIC, Amherst, MA
Concert and Production Manager/Lighting Designer
2004 - present
AMHERST COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF THEATER AND DANCE, Amherst, MA
Lighting Designer/Production Manager
1988 - 2004
Chautauqua Opera, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua, NY
Production Manager
1998 - present


EDUCATION

Master of Fine Arts, 1981, Yale School of Drama, New Haven, CT
Bachelor of Arts-Theater, 1978, SUNY at Binghamton, Binghamton, NY




 

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413-531-9422; e-mail: mhbaumgarten@amherst.edu