Revival Director(United States)
The Little Prince. Previously: The Little Prince (2004).
About the Artist:
Ellen Douglas Schlaefer made her HGO directing debut in 2004 as stage director of the revival of The Little Prince. Other directing credits include Tosca for The Dallas Opera; La bohème and Don Giovanni for Lyric Opera of Kansas City; La bohème for Michigan Opera Theatre; Faust for Washington National Opera; Roméo et Juliette and La bohème with the National Symphony Orchestra/Wolf Trap Opera; Fidelio and La traviata with Cleveland Opera; Aida, The Ballad of Baby Doe, La traviata, Il tabarro, Pagliacci, and Salome for Connecticut Opera; The Marriage of Figaro and Carmen with Green Mountain Opera Festival; The Face on the Barroom Floor for Santa Fe Opera; and The Magic Flute forHouston Ebony Opera Guild. Schlaefer’s work in other genres includes the plays Doubt; The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?; In the Next Room, or The Vibrator Play; all for Trustus Theatre; I Am My Own Wife, You Can’t Take It with You, The Sisters Rosensweig, and Grace and Glorie for Workshop Theatre of South Carolina; Sweeney Todd for the Princeton Festival; and The King and I, Oklahoma!, South Pacific, and A Chorus Line for Artpark & Co. in New York. Schlaefer is associate professor and director of opera studies for the University of South Carolina. She is founder and general director for FBN Productions, Inc., Opera for Kids, an educational touring company bringing opera to children since 1996.