2013

 

The Tales of Hoffmann

by Jacques Offenbach
National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing, China
Actors: Jean-Francis Monvoisin, Chen Yong, Patricia Fernandez, Burak Bilgili, Norah Amsellem, Petya Ivanova, Wang Hongyao, Zhou Xiaolin, Carla Dirlikov, Zhu Huiling, Li Jingjing, Wu Wei
Designers: Peter J. Davison, Charles Quiggin (scenery), Court Watson (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Show Boat

by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
Washington National Opera
Actors: Michael Todd Simpson, Jennifer Holloway, Andriana Chuchman, Lara Teeter, Wynn Harmon, Alyson Cambridge, Talise Trevigne, Morris Robinson, Soloman Howard, Angela Renée Simpson, Gwendolyn Brown, Cindy Gold, Mary-Pat Green, Bernie Yvon, Kate Loprest
Designers: Peter J. Davison (scenery), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch

 

The Flying Dutchman

by Richard Wagner
Glimmerglass Festival
Actors: Peter Volpe, Melody Moore, Jay Hunter Morris, Deborah Nansteel, Adam Bielamowicz, Ryan McKinny
Designers: James Noone (scenery), Erik Teague (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Eric Sean Fogel

 

The Little Match Girl Passion

by David Lang
Glimmerglass Festival
Actors: Lisa Williamson, Julia Mintzer, Michael Porter, Christian Zaremba
Designers: Marjorie Bradley Kellogg (scenery), Beth Goldenberg (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Andrea Beasom

 

The Force of Destiny

by Giuseppe Verdi
Washington National Opera
Actors: Adina Aaron, Amber Wagner, Giancarlo Monsalve, Rafael Davila, Luca Salsi, Mark Delavan, Ketevan Kemoklidze, Valeriano Lanchas, Enrico Iori, Peter Volpe
Designers: Peter J. Davison (scenery), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Eric Sean Fogel

 

The Lion, the Unicorn, and Me

by Jeanine Tesori and JD "Sandy" McClatchy, based on the book by Jeanette Winterson
Washington National Opera


2012

 

Show Boat

by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Actors: Nathan Gunn, Ashley Brown, Alyson Cambridge, Angela Renée Simpson, Morris Robinson, Ross Lehman, Ericka Mac, Bernie Yvon, Cindy Gold
Designers: Peter J. Davison (scenery), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch

 

La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi
Opera on Sydney Harbor
Actors: Gianluca Terranova, Jonathan Summers, Emma Matthews, Sarah Sweeting, John Bolton Wood, Martin Buckingham, Margaret Plummer
Designers: Brian Thomson (sets), Tess Schofield (costumes), John Rayment (lighting)
Choreographer: Stephen Baynes

 

Aida

by Giuseppe Verdi
Glimmerglass Festival
Actors: Michelle Johnson, Eric Owens, Noah Stewart, Daveda Karanas, Joseph Barron, Phillip Gay
Designers: Lee Savage (sets), Bibhu Mohapatra (costumes), Robert Wierzel (lighting)
Choreographer: Eric Sean Fogel

 

La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi
Bolshoi Theatre
Actors: Vasily Ladyuk, Igor Golovatenko, Yevgeny Nagovitsyn, Alexei Dolgov, Albina Shagimuratova, Venera Gimadiyeva
Designers: Peter John Davison (sets), Tanya McCallin (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Ekaterina Mironova

 

Les Troyens

by Hector Berlioz
Metropolitan Opera
Actors: Deborah Voigt, Susan Graham, Karen Cargill, Marcello Giordani, Eric Cutler, Dwayne Croft, Kwangchul Youn
Designers: Maria Bjørnson (sets), Anita Yavich (costumes), James F. Ingalls (lighting)
Choreographer: Doug Varone


2011

 

Ring Cycle 2011

by Richard Wagner
San Francisco Opera
Actors: Mark Delavan, Stefan Margita, Gordon Hawkins, Elizabeth Bishop, Ronnita Miller, David Cangelosi, Andrea Silvestrelli, Daniel Sumegi, Brandon Jovanovich, Gerd Grochowski, Melissa Citro, Stacey Tappan, Lauren McNeese, Renée Tatum, Nina Stemme, Anja Kampe, Heidi Melton, Brandon Jovanovich, Sara Gartland, Tamara Wapinsky, Daveda Karanas, Maya Lahyani, Cybele Gouverneur, Jay Hunter Morris, David Cangelosi, Gordon Hawkins, Ian Storey
Designers: Michael Yeargan (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting), Jan Hartley (projections)
Choreographer: Lawrence Pech

 

Glimmerglass 2011 Summer Festival


Glimmerglass Opera

 

Heart of a Soldier

by Christopher Theofanidis
San Francisco Opera
Actors: Thomas Hampson, William Burden, Melody Moore
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Lawrence Pech

 

Rebecca - The Musical

by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay
Raimund Theater, Vienna
Actors: Wietske van Tongeren, Uwe Kröger, Susan Rigvava-Dumas, Carsten Lepper, Carin Filipcic, Kerstin Ibald, André Bauer, Norberto Bertassi
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Birgit Hutter (costumes)
Choreographer: Denni Sayers


2010

 

Teaching the class Directing for Directors

Yale School of Drama, New Haven, Connecticut

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Orpheum Theatre, Omaha, Nebraska
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Overture Center for the Arts, Madison, Wisconsin
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
The Canon, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Volunteering with actors in Cambodia

Amrita Performing Arts — New Life for Cambodia's Ancient Artistic Heritage

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, Florida
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
The Philharmonic, Naples, Florida
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
BTI Center, Raleigh, North Carolina
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Porgy and Bess

by George Gershwin
Washington National Opera
Actors: Eric Owens, Lester Lynch, Morenike Fadayomi, Indira Mahajan, Terry Cook, Ashley Howard Wilkinson, Jermaine Smith, Larry Hylton, Alyson Cambridge, Eric Greene, Darren Stokes, Lisa Daltrius, Karen Slack
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Jennifer Ford

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, Appleton, Wisconsin
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Spokane Opera House, Washington
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Community Center Theater, Sacramento, California
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Billy Budd

by Benjamin Britten
Opéra National de Paris
Actors: Kim Begley, Gidon Saks, Kurt Rydl, Lucas Meachem, François Piolino, Yuri Kissin
Designers: Alison Chitty (sets and costumes), Alan Burrett (lighting)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, Houston, Texas
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
National Grand Theatre of China
Actors: Kirstin Chávez, Richard Troxell
Designers: Tanya McCallin (designer), Paule Constable (lighting)
Choreographer: Arthur Pita

 

Madame Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Winspear Opera House, The Dallas Opera
Actors: Adina Nitescu, Brandon Jovanovich, James Westman, Maria Zifchhak, Young-Bok Kim, Yungbae Yang
Designers: Michael Yeargan (sets), Anita Yavich (costumes), Alan Burrett (lighting)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Fair Park Music Hall, Dallas, Texas
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Bass Performance Hall, Dallas, Texas
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Die Walküre

by Richard Wagner
San Francisco Opera
Actors: Eva-Maria Westbroek, Christopher Ventris, Raymond Aceto, Mark Delavan, Nina Stemme, Janina Baechle, Wendy Bryn Harmer, Tamara Wapinsky, Daveda Karanas, Suzanne Hendrix, Molly Fillmore, Maya Lahyani, Pamela Dillard, Priti Gandhi
Designers: Michael Yeargan (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Lawrence Pech

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Fox Theatre, Atlanta, Georgia
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Starlight Theatre, Kansas City, Missouri
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Salome

by Richard Strauss
Saito Kinen Festival, Matsumoto-City, Japan
Actors: Deborah Voigt, Jane Henschel, Kim Begley, Sean Panikkar, Alan Held
Designers: George Tsypin (sets), Tatiana Noginova (costumes), Rick Fisher (lighting)
Choreographer: Jane Comfort

 

The Master Butchers Singing Club

by Marsa Norman, based on the novel by Louise Erdrich
The Guthrie Theater
Actors: Sheila Tousey, Lee Mark Nelson, Emily Gunyou Halaas, Katie Guentzel, Charlie Brady, M. Cochise Anderson, Nicholas Saxton, Ryan McCartan, Peter Thomson, Terry Hempleman, Tracey Maloney, Bill McCallum, Jennifer Blagen, Maeve Moynihan, Jake Ingbar
Designers: David Korins (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Peter Moore (fight director), Marcela Lorca (movement)

 

Salome

by Richard Strauss
Washington National Opera
Actors: Deborah Voigt, Daniel Sumegi, Richard Berkeley-Steele, Doris Soffel, Sean Panikkar
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Anita Yavich (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Yael Levitin Saban


2009

 

Siegfried

by Richard Wagner
Washington National Opera
Actors: Pär Lindskog, Iréne Theorin, Andreas Conrad, Gordon Hawkins, Alan Held, Nancy Maultsby, Gidon Saks, Micaëla Oeste
Designers: Michael Yeargan (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)

 

Porgy and Bess

by George Gershwin
San Francisco Opera
Actors: Eric Owens, Laquita Mitchell, Lester Lynch, Karen Slack, Chauncey Packer, Eric Greene, Angel Blue, Alteouise deVaughn
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

From "Porgy and Bess"
(Washington National Opera production)
Photo by Ken Howard, All Rights Reserved

 

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Actors: Elina Garanca, Roberto Alagna, Ildebrando D'Arcangelo, Lipin Zhang, Henry Waddington Adrian Clarke, Vincent Ordonneau, Louise Innes, Eri Nakamura, Changhan Lim
Designers: Tanya McCallin (sets), Paule Constable (lighting)
Choreographer: Arthur Pita

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Paper Mill Playhouse
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Ordway Theater
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Tennessee Performing Arts Center
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Robinson Auditorium, Little Rock, Arkansas
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Hammons Auditorium, Springfield, Missouri
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Tulsa Performing Arts Center
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Oklahoma City Music Hall
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

The Tsarina's Slippers

by Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Actors: Olga Guryakova, Viktoria Yastrebova, Vsevolod Grivnov, Larissa Diadkova, Vladimir Matorin, Maxim Mikhailov, Viacheslav Voynarovskiy, Alexander Vassiliev, John Upperton, Sergei Leiferkus, Jeremy White
Designers: Mikhail Mokrov (sets), Tatiana Noginova (costumes), Rick Fisher (lighting)
Choreographer: Alastair Marriott

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Fox Theater, Saint Louis, Missouri
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Fox Theatre, Detroit, Michigan
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Gammage Auditorium, Tempe, Arizona
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Steve Blanchard, Kara Lindsay, Kevin Massey, Kate Loprest, Alessa Neeck, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 

Little House on the Prairie

by Rachel Portman
Buell Auditorium, Denver, Colorado
Actors:
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Jess Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch (musical staging)

 



2008

 

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Opera Australia
Actors: Sarah Crane, Tiffany Speight, Amy Wilkinson, Kirstin Chávez, Catherine Carby, Sian Pendry, Rosario La Spina, Graeme Macfarlane, Luke Gabbedy, Michael Todd Simpson, Joshua Bloom, Shane Lowrencev, Andrew Moran, Robert Mitchell, Danielle Antaki
Designers: Tanya McCallin (designer), Paule Constable (lighting)
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

From "Carmen" (Royal Opera House production), Photo by Catherine Ashmore, All Rights Reserved

 

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Franco Alfano
La Scala
Actors: Plácido Domingo, Sondra Radvanovsky
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Anita Yavich (costumes)
Choreographer:

 

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Royal Opera House
Actors: Nancy Fabiola Herrera, Marcelo Álvarez, Will Hartmann, Kyle Ketelsen, Susan Gritton, Alan Ewing, Jacques Imbrailo, Elena Xanthoudakis, Jana S?korová, Roderick Earle, Harry Nicoll
Designers: Tanya McCallin (designer), Paule Constable (lighting)
Choreographer: Arthur Pita

 

The Little Prince

by Rachel Portman, libretto by Nicholas Wright after the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupèry
San Francisco Opera
Actors: Tovi Wayne, Tyler Polen, Eugene Brancoveanu, Thomas Glenn, Marie Lenormand, Ji Young Yang, Tamara Wapinsky
Designers: Maria Bjørnson
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Das Rheingold

by Richard Wagner
San Francisco Opera
Actors: Mark Delavan, Stefan Margita, Richard Paul Fink, Jennifer Larmore, Jill Grove, David Cangelosi, Andrea Silvestrelli, Günther Groissböck, Charles Taylor, Lauren McNeese, Buffy Baggott, Catherine Cangiano, Jason Collin, Tamara Wapinsky
Designers: Michael Yeargan (sets), Catherine Zuber (costumes), Mark McCullough (lighting)
Choreographer: Lawrence Pech

 

Show Boat (semi-staged production)

by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II
Carnegie Hall
Actors: Becky Ann Baker, Carolee Carmello, Alteouise deVaughn, Gregg Edelman, Nathan Gunn, Jonathan Hadary, Gavin Lee, John Bedford, Alvy Powell, Celena Shafer, Megan Sikora, Carly Rose Sonenclar
Designers: Gregg Barnes (costumes), Alan Adelman (lighting), S. Katy Tucker (video and projections)
Choreographer:

 

Little House on the Prairie

music by Rachel Portman, book by Rachel Sheinkin, lyrics by Donna di Novelli, based on the "Little House" books by Laura Ingalls Wilder
Guthrie Theater
Actors: Melissa Gilbert, Kara Lindsay, Steve Blanchard, Jenn Gambatese, Maeve Moynihan, Sara Jean Ford, Kevin Massey
Designers: Adrian Lobel (sets), Jeff Goldstein (costumes), Mark McCullough (lights)
Choreographer: Michele Lynch

 

Don Giovanni

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Royal Opera House
Actors: Simon Keenlyside, Mariusz Kwiecien, Patrizia Ciofi, Marina Poplavskaya, Ramón Vargas, Robert Murray, Ian Bostridge, Joyce DiDonato, Emma Bell, Lorenzo Regazzo, Kyle Ketelsen, Alex Esposito, Robert Gleadow, Rebecca Evans, Miah Persson, Eric Halfvarson
Designers: Maria Bjørnson
Choreographer: Stephen Mear

 

Porgy and Bess

by George Gershwin, Dubose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Actors: Gordon Hawkins, Lester Lynch, Morenike Fadayomi, Lisa Daltrius, Terry Cook, Jonita Lattimore, Laquita Mitchell, Marietta Simpson, Jermaine Smith, Eric Greene
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes)
Choreographer: Original choreography by Denni Sayers

 

Disney's The Little Mermaid

by Doug Wright, Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, and Howard Ashman
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre
Actors: Sierra Boggess, Sherie Rene Scott, Sean Palmer, Norm Lewis, Tituss Burgess
Designers: George Tsypin (scenic design), Tatiana Noginova (costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting)
Choreographer: Stephen Mear

 

Rebecca

by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay
Raimund Theater
Actors: Wietske van Tongeren, Uwe Kröger, Susan Rigvava-Dumas, Carsten Lepper, Carin Filipcic, Kerstin Ibald, André Bauer, Norberto Bertassi
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Birgit Hutter (costumes)
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Disney's 'Aladdin' - A Musical Spectacular

music & lyrics by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman & Tim Rice, book by Chad Beguelin, adapted from the screenplay by Roger Allers, Ron Clements, Ted Elliott, John Musker & Terry Rossio
Disney's California Adventure, Hyperion Theater
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Anita Yavitch (costumes), Mark McCullough (lights)
Choreographer: Lynne Taylor-Corbett

 

 

From "Carmen" (Royal Opera House production)
Photo by Catherine Ashmore, All Rights Reserved



2007

 

The Little Prince

by Rachel Portman, libretto by Nicholas Wright after the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupèry
Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theatre
Actors:
Designers: Maria Bjørnson
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Franco Alfano
Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, Valencia
Actors: Plácido Domingo, Sondra Radvanovsky
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Anita Yavich (costumes)
Choreographer: Thomas Baird

 

Die Walküre

by Richard Wagner
Washington National Opera
Actors: Plácido Domingo, Anja Kampe, Alan Held, Linda Watson
Designers: Michael Yeargan (sets), Anita Yavich (costumes)
Choreographer: John Carrafa

 

Porgy and Bess

by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin
Los Angeles Opera
Actors: Kevin Short, Alfred Walker, Morenike Fadayomi, Indira Mahajan
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Paul Tazewell (costumes)
Choreographer: Original choreography by Denni Sayers

 

Billy Budd

by Benjamin Britten
Pittsburgh Opera
Actors: Nathan Gunn, Greer Grimsley, Robin Leggate

 

Don Giovanni

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Actors: Erwin Schrott, Reinhard Hagen, Robert Lloyd, Anna Netrebko, Marina Poplavskaya
Designers: Maria Björnson
Choreographer: Stephen Mear

 

Disney's The Little Mermaid

by Doug Wright, Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, and Howard Ashman
Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Ellie Caulkins Opera House
Designers: Georg Tsypin (sets), Tatiana Noginova (costumes)
Choreographer: Stephen Mear

 

Disney's The Little Mermaid

by Doug Wright, Alan Menken, Glenn Slater, and Howard Ashman
On Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater
Designers: Georg Tsypin (sets), Tatiana Noginova (costumes)
Choreographer: Stephen Mear

 



2006

 

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Franco Alfano
The Metropolitan Opera
Actors: Plácido Domingo, Sondra Radvanovsky
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Anita Yavich (costumes)
Choreographer: Thomas Baird

 

La Bohème

by Giacomo Puccini
Royal Albert Hall
Actors: Majella Cullagh, Mark Stone, Anne Sophie Duprels, Victor Ryan Robertson, Dean Robinson, Richard Burkhard
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Sue Willmington (costumes)
Choreographer: Arthur Pita

 

Das Rheingold

by Richard Wagner
Washington National Opera
Actors: Elizabeth Bishop, Detlef Roth, Robin Leggate, Gordon Hawkins, Gary Rideout, John Marcus Bindel
Designers: Michael Yeargan (sets), Anita Yavich (costumes),

 

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Franco Alfano
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Actors: Plácido Domingo, Sondra Radvanovsky
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Anita Yavich (costumes)
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Show Boat

by Jerome Kern
Royal Albert Hall
Actors:
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Sue Willmington (costumes)
Choreographer: Arthur Pita

 

Prairie

by Rachel Portman, Beth Henley, and Donna DiNovelli
New York Stage & Film: Martel Musicals (in the Vogelstein Center for Drama and Film)
Actors:
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Sue Willmington (costumes)
World premiere — concert reading

 

Rebecca

by Michael Kunze and Sylvester Levay
Raimund Theater
Actors:
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Birgit Hutter (costumes)
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Salome

by Richard Strauss
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Actors: Deborah Voigt, Kim Begley, Alan Held, Judith Forst
Designers: George Tsypin (sets), Tatyana Noginova (costumes)
Choreographer: Jane Comfort

 

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Actors: Anna Caterina Antonacci, Marina Domashenko, Jonas Kaufmann, Marco Berti, Ildebrando D'Archangelo, Laurent Naouri
Designers:

 

The Queen of Spades

by Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Actors: Vladimir Galouzine, Vassily Gerello, Gerald Finley, Larissa Diadkova, Mlada Khudoley, Enkelejda Shkosa, Robin Leggate
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Nicky Gillibrand (costumes)
Choreographer: Vivienne Newport

 



2005

 

Luisa Miller

by Giuseppe Verdi
The Dallas Opera
Actors: Ruth Ann Swenson, Nicola Rossi Giordano
Designers: Michael Yeargan

 

The Love for Three Oranges

by Sergey Prokofiev
Opera Australia
Actors: Bruce Martin, John Mac Master, Elizabeth Whitehouse, Teddy Tahu Rhodes
Designers: George Tsypin
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

The Little Prince

by Rachel Portman, libretto by Nicholas Wright after the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupèry
Boston Lyric Opera
Actors: Keith Phares, Hugh Russell, Laura Choi Stuart, David M. Cushing
Designers: Maria Bjørnson
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Florencia in the Amazons

by Daniel Catán, libretto by Marcela Fuentes-Berain
Seattle Opera
Actors: Nancy Gustafson, Wendy Hill, Nathan Gunn, Frances Lucey
Designers: Robert Israel

 

War and Peace

by Sergey Prokofiev
Opera National de Paris
Actors: Bo Skovhus, Olga Guryakova, Anna Kiknadze, Leonid Bomshteyn
Designers: John MacFarlane
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Boris Godunov

by Modest Moussorgsky
Paris Opera
Actors: Samuel Ramey, Vladimir Vaneev, Gaële Le Roi, Aleksandra Zamojska
Designers: Wolfgang Gussmann
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Cyrano de Bergerac

by Franco Alfano, libretto by Henri Cain
Metropolitan Opera
Actors: Sondra Radvanovsky, Plácido Domingo, Raymond Very, Anthony Michaels-Moore
Designers: Peter Davison

 

Hildegard

by Hildegard von Bingen, libretto by Donna DiNovelli
Performances in San Franciso with Chanticleer
Actors:
Designers:

 

Porgy and Bess

by
Washington National Opera
Actors: Indira Mahajan
Designers:
Choreographer: Original choreography by Denni Sayers

 

An American Tragedy

by Tobias Picker
Metropolitan Opera
Actors: Patricia Racette, Nathan Gunn, Susan Graham, Dolora Zajick
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Dunya Ramicova (costumes)

 



2004

 

The Little Prince

by Rachel Portman, libretto by Nicholas Wright after the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupèry
BBC Wales Music/BBC TWO — Filmed production to air at Christmastime
Actors: Lesley Garrett
Designers: Maria Bjørnson
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Tibet Through the Red Box

by David Henry Hwang
Seattle Childrens Theater
Actors: Tommy Fleming, Peter Cook, Marianne Owen, Randy Reyes
Designers: Jan Hartley (projections), Anita Yavich (costumes), Carey Wong (sets)

 

La Bohème

by Giacomo Puccini
Royal Albert Hall
Conductor: David Parry
Singers: Mary Plazas, Indira Mahajan, Peter Wedd, Gerard Powers
Designers: Peter J. Davison (sets), Sue Willmington (costumes)

 

The Little Prince

by Rachel Portman, libretto by Nicholas Wright after the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupèry
Skylight Opera Theatre, Milwaukee
Conductor: Pasquale Laurino
Singers: Nathaniel Irvin, Andrew Riehle, Shon Sims, Shawn Bartels, Kirk Eichelberger
Designers: Maria Bjørnson
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Der fliegende Holländer

by Richard Wagner
Lithuanian Opera, Vilnius
Conductor: Gintaras Rinkevicius
Singers: Johannes von Duisburg, Jane Ohmes
Designers: Alison Chitty (sets), Carrie Bayliss (costumes)

 

Peter Grimes

by Benjamin Britten
De Nederlandse Opera, Het Muziektheater Amsterdam
Conductor: Mark Wigglesworth
Singers: Kim Begley, Brigitte Hahn
Designers: Richard Hudson
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Fiery Angel

by Sergey Prokofiev
Bolshoi Theater, Moscow
Conductor: Alexander Vedernikov
Singers: Oksana Krovytska
Designers: Georgy Tzipin (sets), Tatiana Noginova (costumes)

 

West Side Story

by Leonard Bernstein
Bregenz Festival, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Floating Stage
Conductor: Wayne Marshall
Singers: Marisol Montalvo, Jesper Tydén, Sibylle Wolf, Anita Franzen, Andreas Wolfram
Designers: George Tsypin
Choreographer: Richard Wherlock

 

The Nose

by Dmitrii Shostakovich
Bard Summer Festival
Conductor: Leon Botstein
Singers: Igor Tarassov, Alexandre Podbolotov, Leonid Bomstein, Sheila Nadler, Andrei Antonov, Wendy Hill
Designers: Rafael Viñoly, scenic designer; Georgi Alexi-Meskhishvili, costume designer; Mark McCullough, lighting designer

 

The Cherry Tree Towers

by Dmitrii Shostakovich
Bard SummerScape Festival
Conductor: Sergei Dreznin
Singers: Lauren Skuce, Jonathan Hays, Peter Kazaras, Keith Jameson, Andrei Antonov, Aleksandr Kravets, Makvala Karashvili, Joshua Winograde, Wendy Hill
Designers: G.W. Mercier, set and costume designer; Mark McCullough, lighting designer

 

Billy Budd

by Benjamin Britten
The Washington Opera

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Houston Grand Opera

 

Dialogues des Carmelites

by Francis Poulenc
Opéra National de Paris, Opéra Bastille

 

Billy Budd

by Benjamin Britten
Teatro Regio, Parma, Italy

 

Jenufa

by Leos Janacek
The Dallas Opera
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Singers: Patricia Racette, Robert Brubaker, Judith Forst, Jay Hunter Morris
Designers: Alison Chitty

 



2003

 

Khovanshchina

by Modest Mussorgsky
English National Opera, London Coliseum
Conductor: Oleg Caetani
Singers: W.W. White, J. Grove, J. Tomlinson, D. Rendall
Designers: Alison Chitty

 

Les Troyens

by Hector Berlioz
Metropolitan Opera, New York
Conductor: James Levine
Singers: D. Voigt, B. Heppner, L. Hunt Lieberson
Designers: Maria Bjørnson

 

Guillaume Tell

by Gioacchino Rossini
Opéra National de Paris, Opéra Bastille
Conductor: Bruno Campanella
Singers: T. Hampson, N. Gubisch, G. Le Roi
Designers: Peter Davison

 

Pique Dame

by Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky
Grand Théâtre de Genève
Covent Garden Production

 

Thérèse Raquin

by Tobias Picker, based on the novel by Émile Zola
San Diego Opera, Civic Theatre
Conductor: Karen Keltner
Singers: Dame J. Barstow, K. Chávez, G. Gietz, C. Maltman
Designers: Marie-Jeanne Lecca

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
San Diego Opera, Civic Theatre
Conductor: Edoardo Müller
Singers: C. Sue Panariello, R. Leech, J. Hu
Designers: Michael Yeargan (sets), Anita Yavich (costumes)

 

Fidelio

by Ludwig van Beethoven
The Washington Opera, DAR Constitution Hall
Conductor: Heinz Fricke
Singers: S. B. Anthony, C. Ventris
Designers: Peter Davison (sets), Anita Yavich (costumes)

 

The Little Prince

by by Rachel Portman, libretto by Nicholas Wright after the novel by Antoine de Saint-Exupèry
Houston Grand Opera, Wortham Theater Center
Conductor: Patrick Summers, James Lowe
Singers: N. Irvin, K. Reiersen, T. T. Rhodes
Designers: Maria Bjørnson
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

West Side Story

by Leonard Bernstein
Bregenz Festival, Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Floating Stage
Conductor: Wayne Marshall
Singers: M. Montalvo, J. Tydén, S. Wolf, A. Franzen, A. Wolfram
Designers: George Tsypin
Choreographer: Richard Wherlock

 

Alcina

by George Frideric Handel
New York City Opera, New York State Theater
Conductor: Daniel Beckwith
Singers: C. Goerke, L. Skuce, K. Goeldner, J. Dudley
Designers: Neil Patel (sets), Martin Pakledinaz (costumes)

 

Don Giovanni

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Royal Opera House, London
Conductor: Antonio Pappano
Singers: G. Finley, I. Bostridge, A. Netrebko, N. Focile, E. Schrott
Designers: Maria Bjørnson

 

Il Trovatore

by Giuseppe Verdi
Opéra National de Paris, Opéra Bastille
Conductor: Maurizio Benini
Singers: R. Alagna, D. Zajick, S. Radvanvosky, Z. Lucic
Designers: Maria Bjørnson, Adrian Linford (sets), Sue Willmington (costumes)

 

Die Walküre

by Richard Wagner
The Washington Opera, DAR Constitution Hall
Conductor: Heinz Fricke
Singers: P. Domingo, A. Kampe, M. Khoudoley, L. Watson, E. Zaremba, A. Held
Designers: Peter Davison (sets), Anita Yavich (costumes)

 



2002

 

Don Giovanni

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Collin Davis, Charles Mackerras
Singers: B. Terfel, A. Held
Designers: Maria Bjørnson

 

Of Mice and Men

by Carlisle Floyd, based on the novel by John Steinbeck
Houston Grand Opera
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Singers: Anthony Dean Griffey
Designers: Richard Hudson
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

The Flying Dutchman

by Richard Wagner
Bordeaux Opera, Bordeaux, France
Conductor: Gunther Neuhold
Singers: P. Hunka
Designers: Alison Chitty

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Pittsburgh Opera
Conductor: John Mauceri
Singers: P. Racette, A. Portilla

 

La Vestale

by Gasparo Spontini
Opera House
Conductor: David Parry
Singers: J. Eaglen
Designers: Alison Chitty

 

Boris Godunov

by Modest Moussorgsky
Canadian Opera Company
Conductor: Richard Bradshaw
Singers: V. Zaplechny, G. Saks
Designers: Hildegard Bechtler, Nicky Gillibrand
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk

by Dmitrii Shostakovich
Opera Australia
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Singers: E. Whitehouse, D. Shanks, G. Tomlinson, K. Schreibmayer, M. Haggart, D. Humble, G. Harris
Designers: Hildegard Bechtler, Tess Schofield

 

Thérèse Raquin

by Tobias Picker, based on the novel by Émile Zola
L'Opera de Montreal
Conductor: Mark Flint
Singers: J. Raven, D. Soviero, S. Woods, G. Gietz, N. Wentworth, G. Andrasy, P. Kazaras
Designers: Marie-Jeanne Lecca

 



2001

 

Florencia en el Amazonas

by Daniel Catán, based on the work of Gabriel García Márquez
Houston Grand Opera
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Singers: Patricia Schuman, Mark S. Doss, Ana Maria Martinez, Chad Shelton, Suzanna Guzmán, Hector Vasquez, Oren Gradus
Designers: Robert Israel, Catherine Zuber, Paul Pyant

 

The Queen of Spades

by Peter Illyich Tchaikovsky
Royal Opera House, London
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Singers: Vladimir Galouzine, Nikolai Putilin, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Robin Leggate, Jeremy White, Henry Moss, Harry Nicoll, Josephine Barstow, Karita Mattila, Frances McCafferty, Elizabeth Sikora, Jenny Grahn
Designers: Peter J. Davison, Nicky Gillibrand, Mark McCullough

 

Of Mice and Men

by Carlisle Floyd, based on the novel by John Steinbeck
Bregenz Festival
Conductor: Patrick Summers
Singers: Nancy Allen Lundy, Peter Coleman-Wright, Anthony Dean Griffey, Joseph Evans, Gordon Hawkins, Douglas Nasrawi, Julian Patrick
Designers: Richard Hudson, Wolfgang Göbbel
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Amahl and the Night Visitors

by Gian Carlo Menotti
Filming in Spain for the BBC production, featuring Pablo Strong, Robert Tear, and Patricia Racette

 

Arshak II

by Tigran Chukhadjian
San Francisco Opera
Conductor: Loris Tjeknavorian
Singers: Christopher Robertson, Anooshah Golesorkhi, Hasmik Papian, Nora Gubisch, Mzia Nioradze, Gordon Gietz, Tigran Martirossian, Ayk Martirossian, Philip Webb, David Okerlund, Katia Escalera
Designers: John Coyne, Anita Yavich, Mark McCullough
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Billy Budd

by Benjamin Britten
Opéra de Paris

 

BBC1 Musical Gala

 

Of Mice and Men

by Carlisle Floyd, based on a novel by John Steinbeck
Washington Opera
Conductor: Karen Keltner
Singers: Michael Hendrick, Rod Nelman, Joseph Evans, Diane Alexander
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

The Bartered Bride

by Bedrich Smetana
Royal Opera House, London

 

Jenufa

by Leos Janacek
San Francisco Opera
Conductor: Jiri Kout
Singers: Janice Watson, Elizabeth Connell, Jay Hunter Morris, Anthony Dean Griffey, Helga Dernesch
Designers: Alison Chitty, Jennifer Tipton

 

Thérèse Raquin

by Tobias Picker, based on the novel by Émile Zola
The Dallas Opera — World Premiere
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Singers: Sara Fulgoni, Richard Bernstein, Diana Soviero, Gordon Gietz
Designers: Marie-Jeanne Lecca, Mark McCullough

 



2000

 

War and Peace

by Sergei Prokofiev
Opéra de Paris
Conductor: Gary Bertini
Singers: Olga Gouriakova, Robert Brubaker, Nathan Gunn, Vassily Gerello, Elena Obraztsova, Anatoly Kotcherga
Designers: John Macfarlane, Nicky Gillibrand, Dominique Bruguière
Choreographer: Denni Sayers
Televised and recorded and released on DVD
Received Grand Prix of Critic's Circle

 

Luisa Miller

by Giuseppe Verdi
San Francisco Opera
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Singers: Patricia Racette, Marcello Giordani, Gidon Saks
Designers: Micheal Yeargan, Dunya Ramicova, Mark McCoullough

 

Napoleon

by Andrew Sabiston and Tim Williams
Shaftesbury Theatre, London
Conductor: David Abell
Singers: Uwe Kroeger, Paul Baker, Anastazia Barzee, David Burt
Designers: Micheal Yeargan, Marie-Jeanne Lecca, Rick Fisher, Jan Hartley
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 

Peter Grimes

by Benjamin Britten
Netherlands Opera
Conductor: Edo de Waart
Singers: Kim Begley, Janice Watson, Phillip Joll
Designers: Richard Hudson, Jennifer Tipton
Choreographer: Denni Sayers

 



1999

 

Paul Bunyan

by Benjamin Britten
Royal Opera, Covent Garden at Sadler's Wells
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Singers: Susan Gritton, Peter Coleman-Wright
Designers: Hildegard Bechtler, Nicky Gillibrand, Wolfgang Göbbel
Choreographer: Denni Sayers
Recorded by Harmonia Mundi

 

Otello

by Giuseppi Verdi
Bayerisches Staatsoper, Munich
Conductor: Zubin Mehta
Singers: Amanda Roocroft, Vladimir Bogachov, Ruggero Raimondi
Designers: Alison Chitty, Mimi Sherin
Opening Production of Munich Summer Festival

 

Dialogues of the Carmelites

by Francis Poulenc
Santa Fe Opera
Conductor: Stéphane Denève
Singers: Patricia Racette, Christine Goerke, Sheila Nadler
Designers: Alison Chitty, Jennifer Tipton

 

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
Opéra de Paris, Bastille
Conductor: James Conlon
Singers: Jane Eaglen, Patricia Racette, Franco Farina
Designers: Alison Chitty, Dominique Brugier
Received Prague Biennale Award for the design

 

Dialogues of the Carmelites

by Francis Poulenc
Opéra de Paris, Palais Garnier
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Singers: Patricia Racette, Felicity Palmer, Nancy Gustafson
Designers: Hildegard Bechtler, Jean Kalman
Joint Production with Saito Kinen Festival, Japan

 

Aida

by Giuseppe Verdi
Grand Théâtre de Genève
Conductor: Pinchas Steinberg
Singers: Ines Salazar, Petra Lang, Franco Farina
Designers: Alison Chitty, Wolfgang Göbbel

 



1998

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Co-production with Houston Grand Opera, The Dallas Opera, San Diego Opera, and Grand Théâtre de Genève
Conductor: Armin Jordan
Singers: Young-Song
Designers: Michael Yeargan, Anita Yavich, Alan Burett
Video made by ARTE and telecast throughout Europe

 

The Flying Dutchman

by Richard Wagner
Opéra de Bordeaux
Conductor: Sebastian Lang-Lessing
Singers: Susan Anthony, Jean-Philippe Lafont, Peter Rose
Designers: Alison Chitty, Rick Fisher

 

Emmeline

by Tobias Picker
New York City Opera
Conductor: George Manahan
Singers: Patricia Racette, Anne-Marie Owens, Victor Ledbetter, Kevin Peterson, Kevin Langan
Designers: Robert Israel, Dunya Ramicova, Amy Appleyard
New York Premiere
Directed national telecast for WNET's Great Performances

 

Salammbô

by Philippe Fénélon
Opé de Paris, Bastille
Conductor: Gary Bertini
Singers: Emily Golden, John Dascek, Frank Ferrari
Designers: Robert Israel, Marie-Jeanne Lecca, Dominique Brugier
World Premiere
First new opera in the Bastille

 

Tristan and Isolde

by Richard Wagner
Seattle Opera
Conductor: George Manahan
Singers: Jane Eaglen, Michelle DeYoung, Ben Heppner
Designers: Alison Chitty, Mimi Sherin
All artists' debuts in roles
Received production of the year award from USA Today

 

Dialogues of the Carmelites

by Francis Poulenc
Saito Kinen Festival, Japan — co-production with Opé de Paris
Conductor: Seiji Ozawa
Singers: Patricia Racette, Christine Goerke, Felicity Palmer
Designers: Hildegard Bechtler, Jean Kalman
Telecast for Japan and Asia

 

Boris Godunov

by Modest Moussorgsky
English National Opera
Conductor: Paul Daniel
Singers: John Tomlinson, Robert Tear
Designers: Hildegard Bechtler, Nicky Gillibrand, Wolfgang Göbbel
Choreographer: Denni Sayers
Nomination for Best Opera Production Olivier Awards
Received Evening Standard Award for Best Performance John Tomlinson

 

The Bartered Bride

by Bedrich Smetana
Royal Opera, Covent Garden at Sadler's Wells
Conductor: Bernard Haitink
Singers: Zvetelina Vassileva, Jorma Silvasti, Franz Hawlata
Designers: Alison Chitty, Wolfgang Göbbel
Re-opening of Sadler's Wells Theatre
Telecast live on BBC 3

 



1997

 

Lady in the Dark

by Kurt Weill
Royal National Theatre, London
Conductor: Mark Davies
Singers: Maria Friedman
Designers: Adrianne Lobel, Nicky Gillibrand, Rick Fisher
Choreographer: Quinny Sacks
Recorded by First Nights
Received Evening Standard Award for Best Musical

 

La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi
Opéra de Bordeaux
Conductor: Fabio Luisi
Singers: Leontina Vaduva, Edward Tumagian
Designers: Marina Draghici, Dominique Prunier
Telecast on French National Television

 

Iphigénie en Tauride

by Christoph Willibald Gluck
Glimmerglass Opera and New York City Opera
Conductor: Jane Glover
Singers: Christine Goerke, William Burden, Nathan Gunn
Designers: Marina Draghici, Dunya Ramicova, Mimi Sherin

 

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
Opéra de Paris, Bastille
Conductor: Georges Prêtre
Singers: Sharon Sweet, Barbara Frittoli, Sergei Larin
Designers: Alison Chitty, Dominique Brugier
Opening of season

 

Paul Bunyan

by Benjamin Britten
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden at the Aldeburgh Festival
Conductor: Richard Hickox
Singers: Susan Gritton, Peter Coleman-Wright
Designers: Hildegard Bechtler, Nicky Gillibrand, Wolfgang Göbbel
Received Olivier Award for Best Opera Production
Choreographer: Denni Sayers
Received Evening Standard Award for Best Company Achievement
Recorded by Harmonia Mundi

 



1996

 

Billy Budd

by Benjamin Britten
Opéra de Paris, Bastille
Conductor: Gary Bertini
Singers: Rodney Gilfry
Designers: Alison Chitty, Alan Burett
Received French Grand Prix des Critiques for Best Opera Production

 

Emmeline

by Tobias Picker
Santa Fe Opera
Conductor: George Manahan
Singers: Patricia Racette, Anne-Marie Owens, Victor Ledbetter, Kevin Peterson, Kevin Langan
Designers: Robert Israel, Dunya Ramicova, Amy Appleyard
World Premiere

 

The Tales of Hoffmann

by Jacques Offenbach
Staat Theater, Aalto, Essen
Conductor: Myung Chen
Singers: Jeffrey Dowd
Designers: Bettina Munzer

 

Prince Igor

by Alexander Borodin
San Francisco Opera
Conductor: Alexander Anissimov
Singers: Elena Zaremba, Sergei Leiferkus, Paata Burchuladze
Designers: Zack Brown, Thomas J. Munn
Opening of season

 

Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg

by Richard Wagner
Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen
Conductor: Heinz Fricke
Singers: Tina Kiberg, Stig Anderson
Designers: Alison Chitty, Alan Burett

 

Florencia en el Amazonas

by Daniel Catán, based on the work of Gabriel García Márquez
Houston Grand Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Seattle Opera, Cervantes Festival, Opera Bogota
Conductor: Daniel Catán
Singers: Sheri Greenawald
Designers: Robert Israel, Catherine Zuber, Paul Pyant
World Premiere
Recorded by EMI

 



1995

 

Billy Budd

by Benjamin Britten
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Robert Spano
Singers: Rodney Gilfry, John Tomlinson, Graham Clark
Designers: Alison Chitty, Alan Burett
Four-Act Original Version
Received Olivier Award for Best Opera Production

 

Street Scene

by Kurt Weill
Theater des Westens
Conductor: John Demain
Singers: Ashley Putnam, Marc Embree
Designers: Adrianne Lobel, Martin Pakledinaz
Berlin Premiere
Telecast on WDR-TV, ARTE, and ARTS-USA
Received Best Opera Video of the Year Prize for Europe from Global Video Arts

 

Tannhäuser

by Richard Wagner
Royal Danish Opera, Copenhagen
Conductor: Dietfried Bernet
Singers: Tina Kiberg, Stig Fogh Anderson
Designers: Bruno Schwengl

 

Modern Painters

by David Lang and Manuela Hoelterhoff
Santa Fe Opera Festival
Conductor: George Manahan
Singers: François Le Roux, Ann Panagulias
Designers: Alison Chitty, Mimi Sherin
World Premiere

 

Arianna

by Claudio Monteverdi and Alexander Goehr
Royal Opera House, Covent Garden
Conductor: Ivor Bolton
Singers: Susan Graham
Designers: Alison Chitty, Alan Burett
World Premiere

 

Demons

by Robert Brustein
American Repertory Theater A.R.T. New Stages, Loeb Center, Cambridge
Designers: Robert Israel
World Premiere

 



1994

 

Street Scene

by Kurt Weill
Houston Grand Opera
Conductor: Ward Holmquist
Singers: Sheri Greenawald, Teri Hansen, Kip Wilborn, Wendy Hill
Designers: Adrianne Lobel, Martin Pakledinaz, Mimi Sherin

 

Billy Budd

by Benjamin Britten
Grand Théâtret de Genève
Conductor: Roderick Brydon
Singers: Rodney Gilfry, Willard White, Robert Tear
Designers: Alison Chitty, Heather Carson
Swiss telecast for European distribution

 

La Rondine

by Giacomo Puccini
Opera North, Leeds, England
Conductor: David Lloyd-Jones
Singers: Helen Field, Tito Beltran
Designers: Bruno Schwengl, Alan Burett
English Premiere

 

The Barber of Seville

by Gioacchino Rossini
Santa Fe Opera Festival
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Singers: Dolores Ziegler, Jeffrey Francis, Dwayne Croft
Designers: John Macfarlane, Stephen Strawbridge

 

Blond Eckbert

by Judith Weir
Santa Fe Opera Festival
Conductor: George Manahan
Singers: Elizabeth Futral, James Michael MacGuire
Designers: Alison Chitty, Mimi Sherin
American Premiere

 

Khovanshchina

by Modest Mussorgsky
English National Opera, London
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Singers: Willard White, Kim Begley, Gwynne Howell
Designers: Alison Chitty, Paul Pyant
Received Olivier Award for Best Opera Production

 



1993

 

Jenufa

by Leos Janacek
The Dallas Opera
Conductor: Berislav Klobucar
Singers: Renée Fleming, Marilyn Zschau, Mark Baker
Designers: Alison Chitty, Heather Carson

 

Orphée

by Philip Glass
Co-production by the American Repertory Theater, Harvard, and Brooklyn Academy of Music
Conductor: George Manahan
Singers: Elizabeth Futral, Wendy Hill, LeRoy Villanueva
Designers: Robert Israel, Catherine Zuber, Patricia Collins
World Premiere

 

Cherevichki

by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Wexford Festival, Ireland
Conductor: Alexander Anissimov
Singers: Vladimir Matorin
Designers: Bruno Schwengl
Premiere of the work outside Russia

 

The Midsummer Marriage

by Michael Tippett
New York City Opera
Conductor: Christopher Keene
Singers: Elizabeth Futral, Brad Cresswell
Designers: Kevin Rupnik, Heather Carson
New York Premiere

 

La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi
Roman Arena of the Orange Festival, France
Conductor: George Manahan
Singers: Roberto Alagna
Designers: Bruno Schwengl
Telecast in France on Channel 4-Arte

 

Falstaff

by Giuseppe Verdi
Göteborg Opera, Sweden
Conductor: Robin Dunn
Singers: Ingvar Wixell
Designers: Alison Chitty

 

Il Pirata

by Vincenzo Bellini
Théâtre Municipal de Lausanne, Switzerland
Conductor: Bruno Campanella
Singers: Lucia Aliberti
Designers: Bruno Schwengl

 

Romulus Hunt

by Carly Simon
Metropolitan Opera, New York
Conductor: George Manahan
Singers: Wendy Hill, Greer Grimsley
Designers: Paul Steinberg
World Premiere
Recorded by EMI

 

The Honey Spike

by Patrick Mason
Abbey Theatre, Dublin
World Premiere

 



1992

 

Lucia di Lammermoor

by Gaetano Donizetti
Metropolitan Opera, New York
Conductor: Marcello Panni
Singers: June Anderson, Richard Leech, Juan Pons, Paul Plishka
Designers: John Conklin, Martin Pakledinaz, Patricia Collins

 

Il Pirata

by Vincenzo Bellini
Zurich Opera House
Conductor: Nello Santi
Singers: Mara Zampieri
Designers: Bruno Schwengl
Swiss Premiere

 

The Sorrows of Young Werther

by Hans-Jürgen von Bose
Santa Fe Opera Festival
Conductor: George Manahan
Singers: Kurt Ollman, Ann Panagulias
Designers: Bruno Schwengl
American Premiere

 

L'Elisir d'Amore

by Gaetano Donizetti
Teatro Regio, Parma, Italy
Conductor: Bruno Campanella
Singers: Chris Merritt, Nuccia Focile
Designers: Angela Spocci

 

Benvenuto Cellini

by Hector Berlioz
Grand Théâtre de Genève
Conductor: John Nelson
Singers: Chris Merritt, Jeffrey Black, Paul Plishka
Designers: John Macfarlane
Swiss Premiere

 

L'Occasione fa il Ladro

by Gioacchino Rossini
Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Sicily
Conductor: Bruno Campanella
Singers: Lucia Aliberti, Alfonso Antoniozzi
Designers: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle

 



1991

 

Lucia di Lammermoor

by Gaetano Donizetti
Dublin Grand Opera
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Singers: Alexandrina Pendachanska
Designers: Bruno Schwengl

 

L'Assedio di Calais

by Gaetano Donizetti
Wexford Festival, Ireland
Conductor: Evelino Pidò
Singers: Ann Panagulias, Alice Bake
Designers: Alison Chitty, Paul Pyant
20th century re-premiere

 

Le Troyens

by Hector Berlioz
Los Angeles Music Center Opera
Conductor: Charles Dutoit
Singers: Gary Lakes, Carol Neblett, Nadine Secunde
Designers: John Conklin, Bruno Schwengl, Patricia Collins
American Premiere of Complete Work

 

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini
Earl's Court Arena, London
Conductor: Jacques Delacôte
Singers: Josephine Barstow, Ingvar Wixell, Marcello Giordani
Designers: Neil Peter Jampolis
Eight performances with 12,000 seating capacity plus live relay

 

La Bohème

by Giacomo Puccini
Teatro Regio, Parma, Italy
Conductor: Bruno Campanella
Singers: Giuseppie Sabbatini, Nuccia Focile
Designers: Angela Spocci
Received Italian Prize for Best Production of the Year in Regional Opera

 

Oedipus

by Wolfgang Rihm
Sante Fe Opera Festival
Conductor: George Manahan
Singers: Rodney Gilfry, Emily Golden
Designers: Bruno Schwengl
American Premiere

 



1990

 

La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi
Skylight Opera Theater, Milwaukee
Conductor: Carol Palca
Singers: Ann Panagulias, Paul Austin Kelly, Victor Ledbetter
Designers: Bettina Munzer
Special treatment rewritten with text of Dumas

 

Ariadne auf Naxos

by Richard Strauss
Rome Opera
Conductor: Jan Latham-Koenig
Singers: Katerina Ikonomou, Sumi Jo, Wolfgang Fassler
Designers: Luigi Marchione, Bruno Schwengl

 

War and Peace

by Sergei Prokofiev
Seattle Goodwill Festival
Conductor: Mark Elder
Singers: Sheri Greenawald, Vladimir Chernov, Nicolai Okhotnikov
Designers: John Conklin, Bruno Schwengl, Neil Peter Jampolis
Choreographer: Denni Sayers
Filmed in High Definition, and telecast in Japan, England, and France

 

Xerxes

by George Friederic Handel
Antwerp Festival, Belgium
Conductor: Mark Doss
Singers: Cast from La Monnaie Young Arts Program

 

Gianni Schicchi

by Giacomo Puccini
Seattle Opera
Conductor: George Manahan

 



1989

 

L'Occasione fa il Ladro

by Gioacchino Rossini
Telecast

 

Rigoletto

by Giuseppe Verdi
Merola Program, San Francisco Opera

 

Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci

by Pietro Mascagni and Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Miami Opera, Florida

 

Der Templer und die Jüdin

by Heinrich August Marschner
Wexford Festival, Ireland

 

Idomeneo

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Chicago Early Music Opera

 

Gli Orazi ei Curiazi

by Domenico Cimarosa
Rome Opera

 



1988

 

La Bohème

by Giacomo Puccini
San Francisco Opera
Video/Telecast with Luciano Pavarotti

 

Don Giovanni

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
New Israeli Opera, Tel Aviv

 

Salomé

by Richard Strauss
Houston Grand Opera
Designers: Jim Dine

 

The Devil and Kate

by Antonín Dvorák
Wexford Festival, Ireland
Video/Telecast in the UK and Ireland

 

Faust

by Charles François Gounod
Seattle Opera and San Diego Opera

 

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Skylight Opera Theater

 

L'Elisir d'Amore

by Gaetano Donizetti
Teatro Regio, Parma

 



1987

 

La Cenerentola

by Gioachino Rossini
Opera Theater of Saint Louis

 

Bianca e Falliero

by Gioacchino Rossini
Miami Opera, Florida
American Premiere

 

Beatrice di Tenda

by Vincenzo Bellini
Teatro La Fenice, Venice, Italy
Singers: June Anderson

 

Faust

by Charles François Gounod
San Francisco Opera
Conductor:
Singers:
Designers:

 



1986

 

Cavalleria Rusticana/I Pagliacci

by Pietro Mascagni and Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Miami Opera, Florida

 

Faust

by Charles François Gounod
Houston Grand Opera

 

The Barber of Seville

by Gioacchino Rossini
National Opera of Iceland

 

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Texas Opera Theater

 

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini
Puerto Rico Opera
Singers: Placido Domingo

 



1985

 

Rossini Double Bill

Wolf Trap Farm Park, Washington DC

 

Don Pasquale

by Gaetano Donizetti
Skylight Opera Theater

 

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini
National Opera of Puerto Rico

 

The Mikado

by W.S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan
National Opera of Iceland

 



1984

 

L'Enfant et les Sortilèges

by Maurice Ravel
Wolf Trap Farm Park, Washington DC

 

Fidelio

by Ludwig van Beethoven
Houston Grand Opera

 

Albert Herring

by Benjamin Britten
Savonlinna Opera Festival, Finland

 

The Makropolous Case

by Leos Janacek
Skylight Opera Theater

 

La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi
San Francisco Opera, student cast