Celebrated American opera director R. B. Schlather, described as “having a gift-for drawing out vivid performances” (New York Times), and an “ability to demolish the barriers of propriety and politeness that seem to plague much of traditional operatic experience (Opera News).”
“Ariodante”, the final installment of Schlather’s trilogy of reimagined Handel operas, hailed as “a fascinating species of performance art,” “a gift given to the New York cultural scene,” and “a valuable project that deserves enthusiastic support” by the New York Times. Performance is December 21, 2016.
IN THE ARTIST’S WORDS:
“This residency gives me incredible exposure as a young opera director, connecting my practice to the diverse audience and artist-network of NS. The time and space is huge for artists, like myself, who have questions about how music is performed in NYC and need support to realize these ideas. The laboratory is game-changing.”