Nate Wheatley (Lighting Designer) is from Kansas City, MO and is making his Florentine Opera debut. Selected credits include Rusalka, As One, Maria de Buenos Aires, A Little Night Music, Orphée et Eurydice (Des Moines Metro Opera), Juliet Letters, L’italiana in Algeri (Lyric Opera of Kansas City), Sweeney Todd (Arizona Broadway Theatre), Carmen (NC Opera & Mill City Opera), Alcina, The Enchanted Pig, Florencia en el Amazonas (Emerald City Opera), Dog Days, Cunning Little Vixen, Eugene Onegin, Marriage of Figaro (LSU Opera), and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Black Repertory Company of KC). Recent engagements include Frida (Florida Grand Opera), Elizabeth Cree (LSU Opera), and The Light in the Piazza (NAU Opera). Upcoming engagements include Candide, Bon Appetit (Des Moines Metro Opera), and Chicago (FSU Theatre). His work on Rusalka was filmed for Iowa Public Television in Des Moines, IA. Nate received his degree in Theatre Design from Indiana University Southeast.