He studied architecture in Moscow and theater design at New York University. He has worked for many years with renowned directors and composers such as Julie Taymor, Peter Sellars, Francesca Zambello, Jurgen Flimm, John Adams, Elliot Goldenthal and Andrey Konchalovsky. He has a longstanding creative relationship with the conductor Valery Gergiev.
He won many awards, including the International Competition of "New and Spontaneous Ideas for the Theater for Future Generations".
His designs for opera have been produced all over the world, including Salzburg Festival, Opera de Bastille in Paris, Covent Garden in London, La Scala in Milan and Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera inter alia.
Tsypin has worked in all major theaters in America as well as in film and television.
The first personal gallery show of his sculpture took place in 1991 at the Twining Gallery in New York. He created the Planet Earth Gallery, one of the Millennium Projects in England: a major installation of moving architectural elements, videos and 200 sculptures. George exhibited his work at Venice Biennale in 2002. His monograph, "GEORGE TSYPIN OPERA FACTORY: Building in the Black Void" was published by Princeton Architectural Press in October of 2005.
George Tsypin is brother-in-law of the painter/composer Roman Turovsky.
Theatre-made America: 20th-century America has been created in the likeness of theatre architecture and scenic design.(George Tsypin Opera Factory: Building in the Black Void)(Designing Modern America: Broadway to Main Street)(Theaters)(Book review)
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