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Peter Sellars

Dialogue
Mon, Sept 17 at 8pm
FIAF, Florence Gould Hall

Opera, theater, and festival director Peter Sellars is one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the performing arts in America and abroad. A visionary artist, Sellars is known for ground-breaking interpretations of classic works.

Recent Sellars projects have included a concert staging of Bach’s Saint Matthew Passion with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, stagings of Nixon in China for the Metropolitan Opera and George Crumb’s “The Winds of Destiny” for the OJai Music Festival and Cal Performances, and new productions of Handel’s Hercules in Chicago, Vivaldi’s Griselda in Santa Fe, and a double bill of Tchaikovsky’s IOLANTA and Stravinsky’s PERSEPHONE in Madrid. Desdemona, a collaboration with novelist Toni Morrison and Malian composer and singer Rokia Traore, was performed in Vienna, Brussels, Paris, Berkeley, New York, and Berlin.

Sellars has led several major arts festivals. In 2006 he was Artistic Director of New Crowned Hope, a festival in Vienna for which he invited international artists, including Faustin Linyekula, from diverse cultural backgrounds to create new work in the fields of music, theater, dance, film, the visual arts, and architecture for the city’s celebration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart's birth.

Sellars is a professor in the Department of World Arts and Cultures at UCLA and Resident Curator of the Telluride Film Festival. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, the Erasmus Prize, the Sundance Institute Risk-Takers Award, and the Gish Prize, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

 
Artist Profiles

Bel
Borba

C. Boursier-
Mougenot

Jonathan
Caouette

Tony
Conrad

André
Costantini

Annie
Dorsen

DD
Dorvillier

Jack
Ferver

Jim
Fletcher

Bill
Frisell

Raimund
Hoghe

Gérald
Kurdian

Joris
Lacoste

Steven
Ladd

William
Ladd

David
Levine

Faustin
Linyekula

April
March

Sarah
Michelson

Kate
Moran

Pascal
Rambert

Brian
Rogers

Peter
Sellars

Burt
Sun

Lotte van
den Berg
   

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