MARTIN PAKLEDINAZ designed costumes for theater, opera, and dance. He has collaborated with Mark Morris on works for the Mark Morris Dance Group, San Francisco Ballet, and Boston Ballet, in addition to works by Tomasson, Stowell, Wheeldon, and Balanchine, among others. New York theater credits include Blithe Spirit and Gypsy with Patti Lupone; The Pirate Queen; The Pajama Game; The Trip to Bountiful; Thoroughly Modern Millie; Wonderful Town; The Wild Party; Kiss Me, Kate; Waste; and A Life. His work in opera includes Rodelinda and Iphigenie en Tauride for The Metropolitan Opera; Tristan und Isolde, Adriana Mater, and L’Amour de Loin for the Paris Opera/Bastille; and works in Salzburg, Seattle, Santa Fe, and Chicago. Other projects include Lend Me a Tenor, directed by Stanley Tucci on Broadway, The Glass Menagerie with Judith Ivey, Gordon Edelstein directing, off-Broadway, and two operas for the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Eugene Onegin and The Golden Ticket, a world premiere based on Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. He has been awarded two Tony Awards, and the Drama Desk, Obie, and Lucille Lortel awards, among others.
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The mission of the Mark Morris Dance Group is to develop, promote, and sustain dance, music, and opera productions by Mark Morris and to serve as a cultural resource to engage and enrich the community.