Stephen Wadsworth has directed productions for the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Royal Opera Covent Garden, Vienna Staatsoper, Nederlandse Opera, Edinburgh Festival, and in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Toronto, Santa Fe and Seattle, where his famous staging of Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen will be revived in 2009. His famous productions of plays by Aeschylus, Shakespeare, Molière, Marivaux, Goldoni, Shaw, Wilde, and Coward have established him as a master of the classical repertoire and one of the most influential directors in the American theater. Wadsworth is Head of Dramatic Studies at the Metropolitan Opera and Director of Opera Studies at the Juilliard School. He has translated and adapted theater works by Monteverdi, Molière, Handel, Marivaux, Goldoni and Mozart, and worked as writer and Dramaturg on many new operas and plays, including A Quiet Place, which he wrote with Leonard Bernstein. He is a Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, an artist in residence at the Aspen Institute, and a script consultant for the Sundance Institute.