Headshot A Scott ParryWith over 125 productions spanning an enormous range of repertoire, from Così fan tutte to West Side Story, A. Scott Parry’s direction has been hailed by Opera News as “marvelous,” “lively,” “imaginative,” and “spot-on,” working with such companies as New York City Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Dallas Opera, Chicago Opera Theatre, Indianapolis Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Dorset Opera, Opera Delaware, Madison Opera, and Opera Pacific to name only a few. He conceived of, directed, and designed the world premières of I lavori d’amore persi, a pastiche of music theatre fragments by Claudio Monteverdi for the Bloomington Early Music Festival, and the modern absurdist opera The Pig, the Farmer, and the Artist by David Chesky for the New York Fringe Festival at La Mama Off-Broadway. Mr. Parry spent almost a decade on the directing staff of New York City Opera at Lincoln Center, has served on the opera faculty of Indiana University, and has been a visiting professor at the New England Conservatory, Peabody Conservatory, and Amherst College, in addition to spending a decade as the Producing Artistic Director of The Ohio State Opera & Lyric Theatre in Columbus. He is currently on the faculties of Manhattan School of Music and New York University and is the Stage Director and Acting Coach for Dolora Zajick’s Institute for Young Dramatic Voices and the American Wagner Project. As a composer, he premiered his quartet theatre song-cycle “On the Impracticality… of Love” at NYC’s Singer’s Forum and recently completed a libretto adaptation of La mère coupable (The Guilty Mother), the third “Figaro play” of Beaumarchais, which is being set to music. Mr. Parry is represented by Robert Gilder & Co. www.ascottparry.com