Peter Sellars

(b. 1957)

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(b Pittsburgh, 1957).

Amer. theatre and opera director. Formed th. group Explosives B Cabaret whilst at Harvard Univ. Prod. Gogol's The Inspector General, Cambridge, Mass., 1980 in modernist style. Prod. Handel's Orlando, Cambridge, Mass., 1981–2 and The Mikado for Chicago Lyric Opera 1982. Dir., Boston Shakespeare Co. 1983, producing f. Amer. p. of Maxwell Davies's The Lighthouse. Dir., Amer. Nat. Th. Co., Washington D.C., 1984. At Purchase, NY, prod. contemp. Amer. settings of Così fan tutte (1986), Don Giovanni (1987), and Le nozze di Figaro (1988). Brit. début GTO 1987 (f.p. of Osborne's The Electrification of the Soviet Union). Prod. f.p. of Adams's Nixon in China, Houston 1987, f.p. of The Death of Klinghoffer, Brussels 1991, and Dr. Atomic, San Francisco 2005; Saint François d'Assise, Salzburg 1992. CG début 1995, Mathis der Maler; Theodora, Glyndebourne 1996; Idomeneo, Glyndebourne 2003; Tristan und Isolde, Paris 2005. Dir. Adelaide Fest. 2002; art. dir. New Crowned Hope, Vienna Fest. 2006.

Subjects: Music — Theatre.

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