- Opera Studies, Vocal Arts
Born in N.Y.C.
Artistic director, Willow Cabin Theater Company; director, Aspen Opera Theater Center, where he directed classics including Cavalli's Eliogabalo and Giasone, plus new works by Bright Sheng, Augusta Read Thomas, Michael Torke, Mark-Anthony Turnage, H.K. Gruber, Bernard Rand. Has directed N.Y. premieres of plays by Derek Walcott, Israel Horovitz, Terence McNally, Leonard Melfi, Louise Page, and Tennessee Williams, and N.Y. Shakespeare Festival productions. Directed for Houston Grand Opera, Library of Congress, Williamstown Theater Festival, Old Globe Theater, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Atlanta Symphony, Spoleto, Ravinia, Brooklyn Philharmonic. Directed Ades's Powder Her Face and Theofinidis's The Cows of Apollo for BAM. At Juilliard, directed Vanessa, The Mighty Casey, Rorem's Our Town, Mother of Us All, Don Giovanni, The Death of Klinghoffer, The Long Christmas Dinner, and The Coronation of Poppea. Faculty, Circle in the Square Theater School; guest faculty, Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artist Development Program; distinguished guest professor: Carleton, Princeton, and Williams.