A. Scott Parry| Director
A. Scott Parry’s stage direction has been hailed by Opera News as “marvelous,” “lively,” “imaginative,” and “spot-on.” His productions have spanned an enormous range of repertoire, from La bohème to La Cage aux Folles. He conceived of, designed, and directed the world premiere production of I lavori d’amore persi, a compendium of Monteverdi’s music theatre fragments for the Bloomington Early Music Festival as well as the newly-composed absurdist opera The Pig, the Farmer, and the Artist for La Mama’s Off-Broadway in New York. He spent almost a decade on the staging staff of New York City Opera at Lincoln Center and has worked extensively with Florida Grand Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Santa Fe Opera, The Dallas Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Chautauqua Opera among many others.
Mr. Parry has served on the opera faculty of Indiana University in Bloomington and been a visiting professor at the New England Conservatory, Amherst College, and Peabody Conservatory, and is currently the Director of Opera & Lyric Theatre at The Ohio State University. As a composer, he premiered a revised version of his quartet theatre song-cycle On the Impracticality and Sure Impossibility of Perpetually Uncomplicated and Everlasting Love at Des Moines Metro Opera and recently completed an English language opera adaptation of Beaumarchais’ third Figaro play, La mère coupable, which was recently workshopped at Ohio State.
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