R. B. Schlather, stage director

R. B. Schlather recently debuted with Opera Philadelphia, directing David Hertzberg’s The Wake World, a site-specific, one-act opera performed at the Barnes Foundation. Last season he made his debut with Wolf Trap Opera directing a double bill of Philip Glass' The Juniper Tree and John Musto'sBastianello. He also directed John Adams' Doctor Atomic for Curtis Opera Theater, and was an artist in residence at the celebrated Williamsburg new-music venue National Sawdust, staging Vasco Mendonca’sThe House Taken Over and Philip Glass’ Madrigal Opera, and leading a workshop developing Handel’s Ariodante.His 2016 staging of David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion was commissioned and produced by Miami-based Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music series IlluminArts as a week-long performance installation at the Perez Art Museum in Miami.

Mr. Schlather has professional affiliations with the Bard Music Festival, Opera Philadelphia, Boston Lyric Opera, Gran TeatredelLiceu, English National Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Canadian Opera Company, Tanglewood Music Festival, New York City Opera, Gotham Chamber Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Portland Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Le Poisson Rouge, Salon/Sanctuary Concerts, and Ash Lawn Opera.