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"Karl Lundeberg's score for Sir Peter Hall's production of Romeo and Juliet bathes the stage with a golden wash of baroque/world music transporting us instantly to another time and nother place." --†Los Angeles Times

"Karl Lundeberg's†brave and exciting music for American Repertory Theater's production of The Changeling, directed by Robert Brustein, has proved to be a most effective and unusual match, capturing a hallucinatory chemistry." --†Downbeat Magazine

"A rare thing indeed, a jazz/classical/world music fusion which has soul...a consistently engaging journey ranging from the earthy to the atmospheric." --†Chicago Tribune

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Karl Lundeberg is one of America's leading composers of music for the theater. His first score was written for the American Repertory Theater's 1984 production of King Stag, directed by Andre Serban and Julie Taymor, co-composed with Eliot Goldenthal.

This now legendary production quickly established Karl as a composer and a large part of his work over the ensuing twenty five years has been in creating musical scores for America's most prominent theater companies. From 1997 through 2004 he served as Composer-in-Residence for the Mark Taper Forum at the Los Angeles Music Center.

Over two hundred scores have yielded a large body of recorded music, and a retrospective double album of Karl Lundeberg's theater and ballet music is in pre-production, for release in 2010.


    Cure Overture

   Monsoon Bombay

   Selah Selah

   School for Scandal

   Una Rosa

    Procession Ancient

    Isabella

    1950 Roma

Ahmanson Theater (Los Angeles)

Romeo and Juliet
Director: Sir Peter Hall

Measure for Measure
Director: Sir Peter Hall

Midsummer Night's Dream
Director: Sir Peter Hall

Mark Taper Forum (Los Angeles)
Enigma Variations
Director: Daniel Rousell
Starring Donald Sutherland

Death and the Maiden
Ariel Dorfman
Director: Robert Egan

Bandido
Luis Valdez
Director: Jose Luis Valenzuela
Co-composed with Lalo Schifrin

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Skylight
David Hare
Director: Robert Egan

Hysteria
Director: Phyllida Lloyd

Moliere Comedies
Directed by and starring Brian Bedford

Poison Tree
Director: Robert Egan

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The Talking Cure
Christopher Hampton
Director: Gordon Davidson

Closer
Patrick Marber
Director: Robert Egan

School for Scandal
Richard Sheridan
Directed by and starring Brian Bedford

Ten Unknowns
Jon Robin Baitz
Director: Robert Egan

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Stuff Happens
David Hare
Director: Gordon Davidson

Actors Gang Theater (Los Angeles)
Weights
Director: Lee Richardson

Private Battle
Director: Lynn Manning

American Repertory Theater (Boston)

King Stag
Carlo Gozzi
Directors: Andre Serban, Julie Taymor
Co-composed with Eliot Goldenthal

Jacques and His Master
Milan Kundera (from Diderot)
Director: Susan Sontag

The Changeling
Thomas Middleton
Director: Robert Brustein

Serpents Egg
Director: David Wheeler

Castle Hill Festival (Essex)
Liberties Taken
Director: Julie Taymor
Music Arrangements/Sound design with Eliot Goldenthal

American Conservatory Theater (San Francisco)
A Dollís House
Director: Carey Perloff

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A Christmas Carol (2005-2008)
Director: Carey Perloff

Kennedy Center (Washington DC)
Weights
Director: Robert Egan

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Geffen Playhouse (Los Angeles)
The Underpants
Steve Martin
Director: Jon Rando

Take Me Out
Richard Greenberg
Director: Randy Arney

Rabbit Hole
Director: Carolyn Cantor

Brooklyn Academy of Music
The Power Project
Bob Berky
Director: Mark Harrison

Mark Taper Forum/Kirk Douglas Theater
Perfect Wedding
Charles Mee
Director: Gordon Davidson

Flight
Charlayne Woodard
Director: Robert Egan

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Distant Shore
Chay Yew
Director: Robert Egan

City Theatre (Pittsburgh)
Flight Charlayne Woodard
Director: Liesl Tommy

ACT Seattle
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Flight
Director: Charlayne Woodard

Shubert Theater/Chicago Shakespeare Company
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The Moliere Comedies
Starring and directed by Brian Bedford

Seattle Repertory Theater
A Flaw in the Ointment
Lillian Garret Groag

Seattle Shakespeare Company
Winterís Tale
Director: Mark Harrison

South Coast Repertory Theater
(Costa Mesa)

The Dazzle
Richard Greenberg
Director: Mark Rucker

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The Real Thing
Director: Martin Benson

The Drawer Boy
Director: Martin Benson

Major Barbara
Director: Martin Benson

Retreat from Moscow
Director: Martin Benson

View from the Bridge
Director: Martin Benson

The Studio
Director: Christopher DíAmboise

Pan Asian Repertory Theater (New York City)
Innocence of Ghosts
Director: Peter Brosius

La Jolla Playhouse
The Nightwatcher
Charlayne Woodard
Director: Robert Egan

Center Stage (Baltimore)
In a Pigs Valise
Eric Overmeyer
Director: Mark Harrison

Harmon Center for the Arts/ Shakespeare Company (Washington DC)
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Tamburlaine
Director: Michael Kahn

Old Globe Theater (San Diego)
As You Like It
Director: Karen Carpenter

Portland Center Stage
King Lear
Director: Chris Coleman

Arizona Theater Company (Phoenix/Tucson)
The Old Matador
Director: Peter Brosius

The Line Theater (London)
Dogmouth
Director: John Steppling

Toronto Arts Festival/Ryerson University
Weights
Director: Robert Egan

Odyssey Theater (Los Angeles)
Imperceptible Mutabilities of Being
Suzan Lori Parks
Director: Peter Brosius

The Evidence Room Theater (Los Angeles)
Dogmouth
Director: John Steppling