Brandon Baruch is a Los Angeles-based light artist who specializes in designing experimental theater, opera, dance, and immersive performance. This is Brandon’s first production with Opera Santa Barbara. Opera design highlights include Overland Industry’s Iceland (Ford Amphitheatre, Los Angeles); Four Larks Frankenstein (The Wallis, Beverly Hills—Ovation Award); and Duke Ellington’s Queenie Pie (Long Beach Opera and Chicago Opera Theater). Other design highlights include The Duat (Center Theatre Group’s Digital Stage); The Demise (New York Musical Festival); Bataré (West Coast Tour); Dana Foglia Dance’s VATIC (LA, Long Beach, and NYC); and The Second City’s Twist Your Dickens (Kirk Douglas Theater, Los Angeles.) In 2017, Brandon made his European design debut with Ghost Road Company’s Asterion at The Grotowski Institute in Wroc?aw, Poland. His design work has also been seen in New York, Chicago, Tempe, and throughout California. In July 2021, Brandon designed and helped launch Liquid Light Flight, a trapeze and aerial arts festival at Wild Arts Collective (New Paltz, NY), a community of makers devoted to igniting new ideas, living sustainably, and sharing access to artful spaces immersed in nature. The most intimate piece Brandon has designed was for an audience of one in the immersive theater piece Hamlet Mobile (Capital W—Touring.)