A. Scott Parry
A. Scott Parry has garnered critical praise for his work in both Opera and Musical Theatre throughout the country. He is currently a stage director on staff at New York City Opera, but has continuing associations with many other companies across the U.S. including Santa Fe Opera, Dallas Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and Des Moines Metro Opera, to name only a few. He has served on the School of Music faculty at Indiana University in Bloomington and headed the Musical Theatre faculty at Mesa Community College in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as teaching classes and leading workshops at the New England Conservatory and Amherst College in Massachusetts. Last season’s directing highlights include Il barbiere di Siviglia for Opera Pacific, La cenerentola for Florida Grand Opera, and La traviata for Chautauqua Opera. Scott is also involved in the creation of new works, having just staged the operatic première of The Pig, the Farmer, and the Artist by Grammy-nominated composer David Chesky in lower Manhattan this fall. As a librettist, Scott created an English language adaptation of Beaumarchais' La mère coupable which is currently being set to music, and as a composer, he recently presented the New York première of his Theatre Song-Cycle based on the poems of Dorothy Parker, Oscar Wilde, and Edna St. Vincent Millay.
Scott Parry makes his Peabody debut with a new production of Così fan tutte in November, 2009. Further information can be found on his website, www.ascottparry.com.