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Lalla Roukh


Ryan Brown, conductor

Bernard Deletré, director
Anuradha Nehru,* choreographer
Chitra Kalyandurg,* assistant choreographer 

Colin K. Bills, lighting designer
Poonam Bhagat,* costume designer 


Marianne Fiset,* Lalla Roukh

Emiliano Gonzalez Toro, Noureddin

Nathalie Paulin, Mirza

Bernard DeletréBaskir

David Newman, Bakbara

Andrew Adelsberger, Kaboul


Opera Lafayette Orchestra and Chorus


*company debut


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Colin K. Bills is a Washington, DC-based Lighting Designer. As a Company Member with the Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, he has lit over twenty-five productions, including A Bright New Boise, Oedipus el Rey, The Vibrator Play, Gruesome Playground Injuries, Clybourne Park, Antebellum, Boom, Stunning, Dead Man's Cell Phone, and The Clean House. He is a Conspirator with the devised theater company dog & pony dc, where he has designed the sets and lighting for Beertown, Courage, and Punch... that's the way we do it. His designs have been seen nationally at The Berkshire Theater Festival, CENTERSTAGE, Contemporary American Theatre Festival, Didactic Theatre, Everyman Theatre, Forum Theatre, Imagination Stage, Intiman Theatre, The Kennedy Center, Maryland Stage, Metro Stage, Olney Theatre Center, Portland Center Stage, Round House Theatre, The Smithsonian Institution, Signature Theatre, Studio Theatre, Synetic Theatre, Theatre for the First Amendment, Theater J, Tsunami Theatre, Vermont's Northern Stage, the Washington Revels, and The Williamstown Theatre Festival. Mr. Bills has won three Helen Hayes Awards, for his designs of The Master and Margarita, Angels in America: Millennium Approaches, and Dead Man's Cell Phone. He is a 2009 recipient of a Princess Grace Fellowship in Theater and was a TCG/NEA Career Development Grant Finalist. Mr. Bills has taught design at American University and as a visiting designer has worked with students at Georgetown University, Dartmouth College, George Washington University, and Loyola College of Baltimore. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College.