Canadian lighting designer D.M. Wood made her Royal Opera debut in 2011 on Anna Nicole, directed by Richard Jones, in a co-credit with Mimi Jordan Sherin. She has since returned to The Royal Opera to create the lighting design for Il trittico, directed by Jones, for the world premiere and first revival of 4.48 Psychosis at Lyric Hammersmith and for the world premiere of Mamzer Bastard at Hackney Empire. In the 2018/19 Season she designs lighting for Berenice.
Wood was born in Toronto and moved to the USA in 1992. She has since designed lighting for opera and theatre throughout Europe and the USA. Her opera credits include Medea (Opera Omaha), Maria Stuarda (Seattle Opera), L’Enfant et les sortilèges (Bolshoi Theatre), La bohème (Opera di Firenze, Boston Lyric Opera), Tosca (Nevill Holt Opera, Opera di Firenze), Madama Butterfly (Opera di Firenze), The Importance of Being Earnest and Don Giovanni (Northern Ireland Opera), Anna Bolena (Lyric Opera of Chicago), L’Heure espagnole, Gianni Schicchi, Candide and The Importance of Being Earnest (Opéra National de Lorraine), Medea, Margherita, Salomé, Silent Night and Don Bucefalo (Wexford Festival Opera), Norma (Liceu, Barcelona), La Favorite (Opera Graz), Don Giovanni (Bergen National Opera) and Tristan und Isolde (Savonlinna Festival).
Wood’s theatre credits include productions for Young Vic, Contemporary American Theater Festival, Public Theater, New York, Philadelphia Theater Company and American Repertory Theater. She designed lighting for Star Wars en Concert for Orchestre National de Lyon and Orchestra National de Montpellier.