Manager: Damon Bristo
Management Territory: Worldwide
"...this is an exhilarating staging with a wonderful cast that seems inspired by Mr. Alden’s concept for this tale of two street singers." Anthony Tommasini, La Perichole, New York City Opera, April 2013
“…a glittering new production by American director, C Alden, that was so very stylish and clever…” “Alden’s interpretation of Johann Strauss Jr.’s most popular comic operetta- one long accepted on fine, serious opera stages - everywhere has a great concept, a brilliant set design by Allen Moyer, Constance Hoffmann’s colourful costumes and some of the finest operatic lighting (by Paul Palazzo), that I’ve seen in a long time.” John Terauds, Musical Toronto, Die Fledermaus , October 2012
"It now seems that the one-Alden-a-year allotment is to be City Opera’s only gift to our cultural life. Its Cosi is excellent—strange and bracing—and unlike La Traviata, its Met counterpart is a wanly picturesque dud. There is finally something worth celebrating at City Opera." Zachary Woolfe, The New York Observer, March 2012
For the past three decades, Christopher Alden has been busy producing opera around the globe, consistently committed to keeping the art form challenging and vital.
Mr. Alden opens the 2012-13 season with a new production of Johann Strauss’ "Die Fledermaus" for the Canadian Opera Company, where he will return later in the season to stage Mozart’s "La Clemenza di Tito". In the fall of 2012, Portland audiences will have the opportunity to see his highly acclaimed production of Mozart’s "Don Giovanni". In the spring of 2013, Mr. Alden . . . returns to New York City Opera to direct a new production of Offenbach’s "La Perichole", followed by "Le nozze di Figaro" for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, in collaboration with Gustavo Dudamel, Jean Nouvel and Azzedine Alaia. Mr Alden finishes the season in Europe, where he will create a new production of Britten’s "Peter Grimes" for Staatstheater Karlsruhe.
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Christopher Alden's Norma and A Midsummer Night's Dream receive International Awards and Recognition