Stephen Wadsworth, of Mt. Kisco, N.Y., is the James S. Marcus Faculty Fellow and the director of the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies program at Juilliard. He is head of dramatic studies in the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program. Mr. Wadsworth has directed opera at the Met, La Scala, Covent Garden, Vienna State Opera, Netherlands Opera, Edinburgh Festival, San Francisco Opera, and many others, and plays on and off Broadway, in London’s West End, and in U.S. regional theater. He wrote A Quiet Place with Leonard Bernstein and is the author of Marivaux: Three Plays and the forthcoming Moliere/Wadsworth: Don Juan (published by Smith and Kraus). He recently translated and directed the first two Beaumarchais Figaro plays—Le Barbier de Séville and Le Mariage de Figaro. He was named Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government, and is Creative Advisor for the Sundance Institute Theatre Program.
Wadsworth has been the James S. Marcus Faculty Fellow and Director of Opera Studies (Artist Diploma program) since 2008. He received the Erskine Faculty Prize in 2009.