Jennifer Tipton makes her Seattle Opera debut with Mourning Becomes Electra. A teacher of lighting at the Yale School of Drama, Tipton has taught many of today’s most prominent lighting designers. Her most recent opera credits include lighting for Weber’s Euryanthe at Glyndebourne, R. Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at Royal Opera, Covent Garden, Janacek’s Osud at Bard’s Fisher Performing Arts Center, and Blitzstein’s Regina at Lyric Opera of Chicago. Tipton also designs frequently for theater and dance. Her recent work in dance includes lighting for Paul Taylor’s Promethian Fire and Trisha Brown’s staging of Schubert’s Winterreise with Simon Keenlyside, and her most recent work in theater includes lighting for Hamlet at Yale, Cavedweller at the NY Theater Workshop, and Brace Up! 2003 for the Wooster Group. Tipton’s awards include the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize in 2001 and the Jerome Robbins Prize in 2003.