Stephen  Lawless

Director (United Kingdom)

HGO Appearances: Il trovatore (2013 and 2005), The Elixir of Love (2000)

About the Artist: Stephen Lawless was director of production from 1986 to 1991 for the Glyndebourne Touring Opera, where his work culminated in a production of Death in Venice that was subsequently recorded by the BBC for television and video release. He made his debut with the Kirov Opera in Leningrad producing Boris Godunov, which was broadcast live on British television—the first-ever live telecast of an opera from the Soviet Union to the United Kingdom. His productions include Boris Godunov for the Vienna State Opera; The Flying Dutchman, Daphne, Capriccio, Semele, and Cavalleria rusticana / Pagliacci for the New York City Opera; Il trovatore, Vanessa, and The Elixir of Love for Washington National Opera; A Masked Ball, Il trovatore, The Elixir of Love, Don Pasquale, and Falstaff for Los Angeles Opera; Capriccio and Boris Godunov for San Francisco Opera; The Marriage of Figaro and La bohème for the Lyric Opera of Chicago; Scarlatti’s Griselda for the Berlin State Opera; Boris Godunov and A Masked Ball for La Fenice. He received great critical acclaim for his production of Don Giovanni at the Metropolitan Opera, New York. Recent and future engagements include Der Rosenkavalier for the Bolshoi Opera, Anne Boleyn for Washington National Opera, Julius Caesar in Erfuhrt, and Tristan and Isolde in Magdeburg.

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