R. B. Schlather
The American director R. B. Schlather is making his European debut with this new production of Handel’s Tamerlano for Oper Frankfurt. He directed Handel’s Alcina, Orlando and Ariodante under the auspices of the Opera Omaha ONE Festival in an art gallery in New York. Recent engagements have included Don Giovanni at Opera Philadelphia, Così fan tutte at Santa Fe Opera, Fluxus Aktionen in the Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles and Macbeth in the Civic Center in Syracuse. R. B. Schlather‘s take on Virgil Thompson’s The Mother Of Us All in Hudson Hall was voted one of the »Ten Best Opera Productions of 2017« by the New York Times. The Music Critics Association of North America voted his and composer David Hertzberg’s work on his The Wake World opera for Opera Philadelphia »Best New Opera«. His production of Hertzberg‘s chamber opera The Rose Elf in the catacombs in Green Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn won WQXR’s »Freddie« award. R. B. Schlather teaches at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia, Brandeis University in Waltham / Massachusetts, Ithaca College / New York and New York University. He was Artist in Residence at the National Sawdust in Brooklyn during the 2016/17 season.