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Robert Brand

Lighting designer

Lighting designer Robert Brand died December 20 in New York . He was 70.

Brand designed lighting for the San Francisco Opera, the Baltimore Opera, Philadelphia Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Virginia Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Kentucky Opera, Miami Opera Company, Hartt Opera and the Connecticut Opera Association.

He designed the world premiere of “Inez De Castro,” the American premiere of the opera “A View From The Bridge,” the Houston Opera Company’s production of “Treemonisha” and the San Francisco Opera Production of “Esclarmonde.”

He was lighting designer for over 42 industrial shows, many Broadway shows and over 30 off-Broadway productions and designed the lighting for three years at the Oregon Shakespeare Theater.

He taught master classes at Yale and Smith College and for many years taught lighting design at the Polakoff Studio and Forum of Design and the Studio School of Design.

For several years he was treasurer of United Scenic Artists — Local 829.

Brand is survived by his wife Joan, a son, a daughter and a granddaughter.

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