2018

Le nozze di Figaro

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Opera Grand Rapids
May 2018
Conductor: James Meena

 

Le nozze di Figaro

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Opera Carolina
April 2018
Conductor: Robert Moody

 

Out of Darkness

by Jake Heggie
Peabody Opera Theatre
February 2018
Conductor: Eileen Cornett

 


2017

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini
Pittsburgh Opera
October 2017
Conductor: Antony Walker

 

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
San Francisco Opera
September–December 2017
Conductor: Nicola Luisotti / Christopher Franklin
David Hockney production

 

Porgy and Bess

by George Gershwin
Glimmerglass Festival
July 2017
Associate Director
Conductor: John DeMain
Francesca Zambello production

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Austin Opera
April 2017
Conductor: Richard Buckley
Review

 

La Cenerentola

by Gioachino Rossini
El Paso Opera
March 2017
Conductor: Robert Tweten
Garnett Bruce production | Reviews

 

Le nozze di Figaro

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Peabody Opera Theatre
March 2017
Conductor: Steven White

 

Le nozze di Figaro

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Toledo Opera
February 2017
Conductor: James Meena

 


2016

Faust

by Charles Gounod
Houston Grand Opera
October 2016
Conductor: Antonino Fogliani
Zambello production
Designed by Earl Staley

Reviews

 

The Magic Flute

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Michigan Opera Theater
May 2016
Conductor: James Meena

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
San Diego Opera
April 2016
Conductor: Yves Abel
Reviews

 

Aida

by Giuseppe Verdi
Utah Opera
March 2016
Conductor: Ari Pelto

 

The Ghost Train

by Paul Crabtree
Peabody at the B&O Railroad Museum
February 2016
Conductor: JoAnn Kulesza
American Stage Premiere

 


2015

La Périchole

by Jacques Offenbach
Opera at the University of South Carolina, Columbia
November 2015
Conductor: Neil Casey

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Opera San Antonio
October 2015
Conductor: Sebastian Lang-Lessing
Reviews

 

The Barber of Seville

by Gioachino Rossini
Opera and Ballet Theater at Indiana University, Bloomington
September 2015
Conductor: Paul Nadler

 

Candide (semi-staged)

by Leonard Bernstein
Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
June 2015
Conductor: Marin Alsop
Feature Article: Martha Thomas, “A Fresh Crack at Candide,” BSO Overture
Reviews

 

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
April 2015
Conductor: Ward Holmquist
Reviews

 

Die Entführung aus dem Serail

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Peabody Opera at the Modell Lyric Opera House
March 2015
Conductor: Hajime Teri Murai
Scenery by Erhard Rom

 

Tannhäuser

by Richard Wagner
Lyric Opera of Chicago
February 2015
Assistant Director
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis
Tim Albery production
Bonus: See The Figaro Sandwich co-designed by Garnett Bruce at the Eastman Egg Co., Chicago

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2014

Porgy and Bess

by George Gershwin
Lyric Opera of Chicago
November 2014
Assistant Director
Conductor: Ward Stare
Francesca Zambello production

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Utah Opera
October 2014
Conductor: Robert Tweten

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Glimmerglass Festival
Associate Director
July 2014
Conductor: Joseph Colaneri
Francesca Zambello production

 

The Magic Flute

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Washington National Opera
May 2014
Associate Director
Production Design: Jun Kaneko
Conductor: Philippe Auguin
Harry Silverstein production

 

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
Michigan Opera Theater
May 2014
Conductor: Valerio Galli
Reviews

 

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by Benjamin Britten
Peabody Opera Theatre
March 2014
Conductor: Hajime Teri Murai
Preview Article | Reviews

 

Pagliacci

by Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Opera Naples
February 2014
Conductor: J. Ernest Green

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2013

Don Carlo

by Giuseppe Verdi
Austin Lyric Opera
November 2013
Conductor: Richard Buckley

 

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
The Dallas Opera
April 2013
Conductor: Marco Zambelli
Live simulcast at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on April 13

 

Army Goes to the Opera

The Soldier's Chorus of the U.S. Army Field Band
May 2013

 

Bravissimo Bel Canto!

(in concert)
Lyric Opera Baltimore
April 2013
Pianists: James Harp, Edward Polochick

 

The Magic Flute

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Opera Omaha
February 2013
Production Design: Jun Kaneko
Conductor: Nicholas Cleobury
Harry Silverstein production
Reviews

 

The Magic Flute

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Opera Carolina
January 2013
Production Design: Jun Kaneko
Conductor: James Meena
Harry Silverstein production

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2012

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini
Opera Naples
December 2012
Conductor: Paul Nadler
Reviews

 

Pagliacci

by Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Austin Lyric Opera
November 2012
Conductor: Richard Buckley
Reviews

 

Aida

by Giuseppe Verdi
Dallas Opera
October 2012
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins

 

The Magic Flute

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
San Francisco Opera
Assistant Director
June 2012
Director: Harry Silverstein
Production Design: Jun Kaneko
Conductor: Rory Macdonald

 

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
Austin Lyric Opera
April 2012
Conductor: Richard Buckley
Reviews

 

La Cenerentola

by Gioachino Rossini
Madison Opera
April 2012
Conductor: John DeMain
Reviews

 

Don Pasquale

by Gaetano Donizetti
Opera Memphis
March 2012
Conductor: Ari Pelto
Reviews

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2011

The Rake's Progress

by Igor Stravinsky
Peabody Opera Theatre
Modell Lyric Opera House
November 18—20, 2011
Conductor: Hajime Teri Murai
Read about grand opera's return to Baltimore

 

Lucia di Lammermoor

by Gaetano Donizetti
The Dallas Opera
October 2011
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Reviews

 

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
Opening of the new Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
October 2011
New Production
Conductor: Ward Holmquist
Reviews

 

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
San Francisco Opera
September—November 2011
Conductors: Nicola Luisotti and Giuseppe Finzi
Simulcast to AT&T Park on September 25
Reviews

 

La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi
Madison Opera
April 2011
Conductor: John DeMain
Review

 

Les mamelles de Tirésias

by Francis Poulenc

L'enfant et les sortilèges

by Maurice Ravel
Peabody Opera Theatre
March 16—19, 2011
Conductor: Hajime Teri Murai

 

Don Giovanni

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Opera Omaha
February 2011
Conductor: JoAnn Kulesza

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2010

La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi
Austin Lyric Opera
November 2010
Conductor: Richard Buckley

 

Salome

by Richard Strauss
Washington National Opera
Associate Director
October 2010
Conductor: Phillippe Auguin
Francesca Zambello production

 

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

by Gioachino Rossini
Aspen Music Festival and School
July 2010
Conductor: Josep Caballé-Domenech

 

Lucia di Lammermoor

by Gaetano Donizetti
Green Mountain Opera Festival
June 2010
Conductor: Leo Vordoni

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Dallas Opera
May 2010
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Francesca Zambello production
Review

 

Rigoletto

by Giuseppe Verdi
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
March 2010
Conductor: Ward Holmquist
Review

 

Le Nozze di Figaro

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Opera Omaha
February 2010
Conductor: Stephen Hargreaves
Review

 

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini
Lyric Opera of Chicago
January 2010
Conductor: Stephen Lord
Singers: Violeta Urmana, Lucio Gallo, Marco Berti
Review

 

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Utah Opera
January 2010
Conductor: Ari Pelto
Review

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2009

La bohème

by Giacomo Puccini
Austin Lyric Opera
November 2009
Conductor: Richard Buckley
Review

 

Pagliacci

by Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Opera Omaha
October 2009
Conductor: Richard Buckley

 

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini
Lyric Opera of Chicago
September 2009
Conductor: Sir Andrew Davis / Stephen Lord
Singers: Deborah Voigt, James Morris, Vladimir Galouzine

 

Die Zauberflöte

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Teater Hedeland
Associate Director
August 2009
Lars Rudolfsson production

 

Porgy & Bess

by George Gershwin
San Francisco Opera
Assistant Director
June 2009
Conductor: John DeMain
Francesca Zambello production

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
San Diego Opera
May 2009
Conductor: Edoardo Müller
Francesca Zambello production

 

La bohème

by Giacomo Puccini
Opera Omaha
April 2009
Conductor: Hal France
Review

 

La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi
Peabody Opera
March 2009
Conductor: Hajime Teri Murai

 

La Cenerentola

by Gioachino Rossini
Orlando Opera
February 2009
Conductor: Leonardo Vordoni
Garnett Bruce production | Review

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2008

La Cenerentola

by Gioachino Rossini
Austin Lyric Opera
November 2008
Conductor: Robert Tweten
Garnett Bruce production

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Utah Opera
October 2008
Conductor: Joseph Mechavich
Salt Lake Tribune Review

 

Otello

by Giuseppe Verdi
Kentucky Opera
September 2008
Conductor: Stephen Crawford

 

Aspen Music Festival and School

Faculty
June-July 2008

 

Aida

by Giuseppe Verdi
San Diego Opera
April 2008
Conductor: Valéry Ryvkin
Production Photos

 

Die Zauberflöte

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
February—March 2008
Conductor: Stephen Hargreaves
Production Photos

 

The Yellow Wallpaper

by Catherine Reid
Peabody Opera
January—February 2008
Conductor: JoAnn Kulesza
Production Photos

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2007

Doctor Atomic

by John Adams
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Associate Director
December 2007—January 2008
Peter Sellars production
Chicago Sun Review

 

The Turn of the Screw

by Benjamin Britten
Peabody Opera
November 2007
Conductor: JoAnn Kulesza
Production Photos

 

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini
Opera Cleveland
October 2007
Conductor: Richard Buckley
Singers: Brenda Harris, Alfredo Portilla, Gordon Hawkins
Production Photos

 

La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi
Lyric Opera of Chicago
Associate Director
September 2007
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Singers: Elizabeth Futral, Renée Fleming
Frank Corsaro production

 

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
Kentucky Opera
September 2007
Conductor: Joseph Rescigno
Singers: Lise Lindstrom, Tonio DiPaolo
Reviews

 

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Teater Hedeland, Denmark
August 2007
Lars Rudolfsson production

 

Der Rosenkavalier

by Richard Strauss
San Francisco Opera
Assistant Director
June—July 2007
Conductor: Donald Runnicles
Lotfi Mansouri/Sandra Bernhard production
Review

 

Porgy and Bess

by George Gershwin
Los Angeles Opera
Associate Director
April—May 2007
Conductor: John DeMain
Francesca Zambello production

 

Les contes d'Hoffmann

by Jacques Offenbach
Peabody Opera
March 2007
Conductor: Hajime Teri Murai
Production Photos

 

Rigoletto

by Giuseppe Verdi
Chattanooga Symphony and Opera
January 2007
Conductor: Robert Bernhardt
Production Photos

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2006

Macbeth

by Giuseppe Verdi
Vancouver Opera (Canadian debut)
November 2006
Conductor: Jonathan Darlington
Singers: Greer Grimsley, Jane Eaglen
Christopher Mattaliano production

 

Pagliacci

by Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Pittsburgh Opera
October 2006
Conductor: Richard Buckley
Singers: Richard Leech, Mary Mills, Lester Lynch

 

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
Lyric Opera of Chicago
September 2006 / January 2007
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti / Sir Andrew Davis
Singers: Andrea Gruber, Patricia Racette, Vladimir Galouzine, Johan Botha
David Hockney production
Review

 

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Santa Fe Opera
Assistant Director
July 2006
Conductor: Alan Gilbert
Singers: Ann-Sophie von Otter, Beth Clayton, William Joyner
Lars Rudolfsson production

 

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

by Gioachino Rossini
Utah Opera
May 2006
Conductor: Christopher Larkin
Singers: Daniel Belcher, Chad Freeburg, Adriana Zabala
Review

 

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
Cleveland Opera
March 2006
Conductor: Richard Buckley
Singers: Lise Lindstrom, Tonio DiPaolo
Review
Award: Winner of 2006 Northern Ohio Live's Awards of Achievement — Classical Music Event

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2005

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini
Opera Pacific
November 2005
Conductor: Christian Badea
Review

 

Orfeo ed Euridice (original production)

by Christoph W. Gluck
Chattanooga Symphony and Opera
September 2005
Conductor: Robert Bernhardt
About this Production

 

Opening Celebration Concert
Ellie Caulkins Opera House

Opera Colorado
September 2005
Conductor: Stephen Lord
Singers: Renée Fleming, James Morris, Ben Heppner

 

La Cenerentola

by Gioachino Rossini
Wolf Trap Opera
August 2005
Conductor: Dean Williamson

 

Vanessa

by Samuel Barber
San Diego Opera
April 2005
Conductor: Karen Keltner
Singers: Carol Vaness, Margaret Lattimore, John McVeigh
NY Times review of City Opera's 2007 Revival

 

The Alien Corn (world premiere)

Music by Thomas Benjamin
Libretto by Roger Brunyate
Peabody Opera
March 2005
Conductor: JoAnn Kulesza

 

Susannah

by Carlisle Floyd
Opera Columbus
February 2005
Conductor: Louis Salemno
Review

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2004

Jenufa

by Leos Janacek
Dallas Opera
Associate Director
November 2004
Conductor: Graeme Jenkins
Singers: Patricia Racette, Judith Forst, Robert Brubaker, Jay Hunter Morris
Francesca Zambello production

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Houston Grand Opera
Associate Director
October 2004
Singers: Patricia Racette, Paul Charles Clarke
Francesca Zambello production

 

La Cenerentola (original production)

by Gioachino Rossini
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
September 2004
Conductor: Ward Holmquist
Singers: Joyce diDonato, Steven Condy, Daniel Belcher, Jeffrey Picon
Designers: Keith Brumley (sets), Mary Traylor (costumes),
James Sale (lighting)
Review | About this Production

 

Der fliegende Holländer

by Richard Wagner
Austin Lyric Opera
March 2004
Conductor: Guido Ajmone-Marsan

 

Abduction from the Seraglio

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Peabody Opera
February 2004
Conductor: Edward Polochick

 

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Palm Beach Opera
January 2004
Conductor: Julius Rudel
Designers: John Conklin (sets), Jane Greenwood (costumes), James Sale (lighting)
Review

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2003

La bohème

by Giacomo Puccini
Dallas Opera
December 2003
Conductor: Claus Peter Flor
Designers: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (sets), Peter J. Hall (costumes), Marie Barrett (lighting)

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Opera Pacific
November 2003
Conductor: John DeMain
Francesca Zambello production

 

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini
Houston Grand Opera
October 2003
Conductor: Antonello Allemandi
Designers: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (sets), Christopher Akerlind (lighting)
Reviews

 

Fidelio

by Ludwig van Beethoven
Chattanooga Symphony and Opera
September 2003
Conductor: Robert Bernhardt

 

La Clemenza di Tito (original production)

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Wolf Trap Opera
June 2003
Conductor: Steven Mosteller
Designers: Luke Hegel-Cantarella (sets & costumes), James Sale (lighting)
Review | About this Production

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
San Diego Opera
May 2003
Francesca Zambello production

 

La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi
Houston Grand Opera
Associate Director
April 2003
Frank Corsaro production

 

Rigoletto

by Giuseppe Verdi
Opera Grand Rapids
February 2003
Conductor: Robert Lyall

 

Cold Sassy Tree

by Carlisle Floyd
Opera Carolina
Co-directed with Ellen Douglas Schlaefer
February 2003
Bruce Beresford production
Review

 

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
featuring the new ending by Luciano Berio
Dallas Opera
January 2003
Review

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2002

La Traviata

by Giuseppe Verdi
Austin Lyric Opera
November 2002

 

La bohème

by Giacomo Puccini
Lyric Opera of Kansas City
September 2002
Conductor: Karen Keltner
Designers: John Conklin (sets), Martin Pakledinaz (costumes)
Reviews

 

Street Scene

by Kurt Weill
Wolf Trap Opera
August 2002
Conductor: Richard Bado
Designers: Adrianne Lobel (sets), Martin Pakledinaz (costumes)
Reviews

 

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Washington National Opera
Assistant Director
May 2002
Ann-Margret Pettersson production

 

La Tragédie de Carmen

by Georges Bizet and Peter Brook
Yale Opera
April 2002

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Pittsburgh Opera
March 2002
Francesca Zambello production

 

Tosca

by Giacomo Puccini
Opera Colorado
February 2002
Conductor: Richard Buckley
Designer: Jean-Pierre Ponnelle (sets), James Sale (lighting)

 

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
Teatro di San Carlo, Napoli (Italian debut)
January 2002
David Hockney production

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2001

Jenufa

by Leos Janacek
San Francisco Opera
Associate Director
November 2001
Francesca Zambello production
Review

 

Gianni Schicchi/Pagliacci

by Giacomo Puccini and Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Knoxville Opera
September 2001

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Cincinnati Opera
June 2001
Francesca Zambello production

 

The Pirates of Penzance

by Gilbert and Sullivan
Chattanooga Symphony and Opera
April 2001

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
New Orleans Opera
April 2001

 

Cold Sassy Tree

by Carlisle Floyd
San Diego Opera
March 2001
Bruce Beresford production
Review

 

The Pirates of Penzance

by Gilbert and Sullivan
Colorado Symphony
February 2001

 

Cold Sassy Tree

by Carlisle Floyd
Austin Lyric Opera
January 2001
Bruce Beresford production

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2000

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
Dallas Opera
November 2000
Francesca Zambello production

 

Pagliacci

by Ruggiero Leoncavallo
Houston Grand Opera
Assistant Director
May 2000
Michele Assaf production

 

Cold Sassy Tree

by Carlisle Floyd
Houston Grand Opera
Assistant Director
April 2000
Bruce Beresford production

 

L'Elisir d'Amore

by Gaetano Donizetti
Houston Grand Opera
January 2000
Stephen Lawless production
Review

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1999

Aida

by Giuseppe Verdi
Eugene Opera
December 1999

 

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
Opera Grand Rapids
November 1999

 

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Tulsa Opera
October 1999

 

Resurrection

by Tod Machover
Houston Grand Opera
Assistant Director
April 1999
Braham Murray production

 

Die Zauberflöte

by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Opera Colorado
Associate Director
February 1999
Julius Rudel production

 

The Crucible

by Robert Ward
Washington National Opera
Assistant Director
January 1999
Bruce Beresford production

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1998

Turandot

by Giacomo Puccini
San Francisco Opera
September 1998
David Hockney production

 

Lulu

by Alban Berg
San Francisco Opera
Assistant Director
May 1998
Lotfi Mansouri production

 

Madama Butterfly

by Giacomo Puccini
San Diego Opera
Associate Director
March 1998
Francesca Zambello production

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1997

Porgy and Bess

by George Gershwin
Teatro La Fenice, Venezia
Stage Manager
November 1997
Amy Hutchison production

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1996

La bohème

by Giacomo Puccini
Washington National Opera
Associate Director
November 1996
Gian-Carlo Menotti production

 

La bohème

by Giacomo Puccini
Houston Grand Opera
Associate Director
January 1996
Herbert Ross production

 

Carmen

by Georges Bizet
Eugene Opera
January 1996

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