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Azra King-Abadi has been working as a designer in the Los Angeles area for the past five years. She has worked for companies such as the LA Opera, Long Beach Opera, the LA Phil and Central City Opera, as well as designing for distinguished educational programs such as The Colburn School, USC Thornton Opera department and Cal Poly Pomona. She has also acted as the resident Assistant Lighting Designer at the LA Opera for the last five seasons.
Prior to moving to Los Angeles, she mainly designed costumes in her hometown of Montreal. She designed for exciting young companies such as Tableau D’Hote and Gravy Bath Productions. Azra trained at Concordia University, Montreal and later California State University, Long Beach where she received her MFA in Lighting Design.
Her work includes; Angeles in America, The Organ: Stops, Keys, Pedals and Pipes, Tchaikovsky’s World, Tchaikovsky Secondary, Wing on Wing (Los Angeles Philharmonic); Turn of the Screw, Operalia, The Prodigal (LA Opera); Trouble in Tahiti, Face on the Barroom Floor (Central City Opera); The Breasts of Tireseas and Tears of a Knife (Long Beach Opera); The Colburn School Gala; The Tempest, Owen Wingrave, The Magic Flute (USC Thornton Opera); I am Yours, PrAgression (Tableau D’Hote); Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde (Gravy Bath Productions)