In 2009 the American director became Artistic Director of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, where he has directed such productions as Nixon in China, The Death of Klinghoffer, Street Scene, Miss Havisham's Fire, The Golden Ticket, La traviata, Alice in Wonderland, Champion and "27". He has created new productions for the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, and the major houses of Seattle, Houston, Seattle Opera, San Diego, San Francisco, Dallas, and Santa Fe, as well as for the Baltimore Symphony, Hollywood Bowl and Minnesota Orchestra. Internationally, he has mounted new productions for the Canadian Opera Company, Royal Swedish Opera, Welsh National Opera, Opera Australia, the Wexford Festival, and the London Symphony Orchestra. Recent productions include Porgy and Bess (Met), Champion (Washington National Opera), Vanessa (The Santa Fe Opera), Dolores Claiborne (San Francisco Opera, world premiere), Nixon in China (San Diego Opera), Opera, Eugene Onegin (Seoul Arts Center), and Dr. Sun Yat Sen (The Santa Fe Opera, American premiere).
Lyric debut: Co-director/Fire Shut Up in My Bones (2021|22)
Updated: May 19, 2021