In theater, lighting noticed is usually lighting overdone. You know: disco balls, neon walls, strobes or an overcrowded spectrum of gels. KEN YUNKER
is Atlanta's exception to the rule. The resident lighting designer for the Atlanta Opera and in-demand bulb man all about town, he sculpts the stage like the Rodin of photons. His carefully shaped shadows turned the Flying Dutchman's ship into a nautical nightmare. Of Salome's sky he made an astrologer's cry. He painted fairy tale dreams with gold and green beams in the forest of The Magic Flute
. You notice the gorgeous glow of his creations, but the spotlight stays always on the diva.