Victoria “Vita” Tzykun [tsee-‘koon] has designed sets, costumes, and projections for companies such as The Bolshoi Theater (Russia), Norwegian Opera, Santa Fe Opera, LA Opera, Seattle Opera, Minnesota Opera, Dallas Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Utah Opera, Wexford Opera Festival (Ireland), Boston Lyric Opera, Atlanta Opera, Portland Opera, Kristiansund Opera (Norway), Juilliard Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Prototype Festival (NYC), National Sawdust (NYC), Theatro Imeras (Athens), 3LD Art & Media Center (NYC), and Cherry Lane Theatre (NYC) among others.
Her recent projects include set design for the critically acclaimed World premiere of the "(R)Evolution of Steve Jobs" at Santa Fe Opera, set and costume design for "Faust" at Lyric Opera of Chicago in collaboration with the acclaimed sculptor John Frame, costume design for the World premiere of "Dinner At Eight" at Minnesota Opera, and costume design for the Russian premiere of "The Passenger" at the Yekaterinburg State Academical Opera and Ballet Theatre, and at the Bolshoi Theater in Moscow.
Her numerous film and tv credits include art direction for "Lady Gaga’s ABC Thanksgiving Special", production design for several award winning feature films and shorts, and commercials for leading entities such as PBS, DirectTV, Axe, Bulova, and Qualcomm.
Tzykun is a founding member of GLMMR - an NYC-based interdisciplinary art collective that fuses the worlds of fine art, audiovisual technology, and live performance. GLMMR's projects include critically acclaimed productions of "The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat" at Indianapolis Opera, "Soldier Songs" at Atlanta Opera and San Diego Opera, and "Winterreise" at Portland Opera, Atlanta Opera, Anchorage Opera, and NYC’s National Sawdust, where they also most recently presented a World Premiere of "The Book Of Dreams - Chapter Sand", an original work in collaboration with the renowned composer David T. Little.
Tzykun holds an MFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where she was awarded a full scholarship, and a BFA (Magna Cum Laude) from Tel-Aviv University.
Her work was showcased in a solo exhibition at the National Opera America Center in New York, and has been featured in exhibitions at the Entertainment Industry Expo in NYC, Habima National Theater in Tel-Aviv, the World Stage Design Exhibition in Toronto, in Entertainment Design and Lighting and Sound America magazines. Tzykun has also served as a panelist on the Opera Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts and taught as a guest lecturer at the Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall, the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center, and UMKC. In 2016, the International Opera Awards nominated Victoria Tzykun for Best Design.