A Story of Friendship: Yoyo Maeght and her family
3 May 2008
Doğançay and Villeglé
3 May 2008
Spekaers: Burhan Doğançay, Jacques Villegle, Philippe Piguet
Yöneten: Ali Akay
Theatre Director Peter Sellars in Conversation
16 May 2008
Speaker: Peter Sellars
Peter Sellars known especially for his unusual productions of opera and theatre was in conversation talk about his most recent project with writer Amin Maalouf at Pera Museum.
In recent years, Peter Sellars has preferred to explore opera and theatre within different disciplines. In particular his Artistic Director role at the 2005 Vienna Mozart Festival brought a completely diverse perspective on Mozart. The festival entitled New Crowned Hope composed of many various artistic disciplines from film, architecture to video art, including his staging of John Adams’ latest contemporary opera A Flowering Tree.
Peter Sellars was born in Philadelphia in 1957 and graduated from Harvard University in 1981. After graduation he began directing theatre, opera and also festivals. He especially attracted quite a lot of attention in the States and Europe with his interesting interpretations of classical operas. In particular, his staging of Mozart’s operas set in contemporary life: Cosi Fan Tutte (set in a diner on Cape Cod), The Marriage of Figaro (set in a luxury apartment in New York City's Trump Tower), and Don Giovanni (set in New York City's Spanish Harlem). The productions were met with great critical acclaim and were later revived in Europe.