Manager: Elizabeth Crittenden , Artistic Advisor & Consultant
Management Territory: Worldwide
A native of Iran, director Lotfi Mansouri is the former General Director of San Francisco Opera and the Canadian Opera Company. He attended UCLA and took U.S. citizenship before becoming resident stage director at Opernhaus, Zürich in 1976. He has directed at many opera houses throughout Italy including Teatro alla Scala in Milan. In North America, his work has been seen at the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera and in Chicago, Houston, Santa Fe, Philadelphia, Dallas and many other cities, as well as having . . . a lengthy association with Opera Australia at the famed Sydney Opera House. Six of his productions have been recorded for telecast and commerical sale: 'Mefistofele', 'Orlando furioso', 'Capriccio', 'Turandot', 'Dangerous Liaisons' and 'A Streetcar Named Desire'. He is the author of "Lotfi Mansouri, An Operatic Life" and his film credits include operatic portions of 'Moonstruck' and 'Yes, Giorgio' starring Luciano Pavarotti. Mr. Mansouri holds the honor of the Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the government of France.
The National Endowment for the Arts will honor Mr. Mansouri at the NEA Opera Honors in November 2009.