Peter Sellars is one of the leading theater, opera and television directors in the world today, having directed more than 100 productions, large and small, across America and abroad. A graduate of Harvard University, he studied in Japan, China and India before becoming Artistic Director of The Boston Shakespeare Company. At 26 he was made Director of the American National Theater at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He was Artistic Director of the 1990 and 1993 Los Angeles Festivals, a large-scale, grassroots, international, intercultural and interdisciplinary experiment mobilizing the arts in a city where more than 120 languages are spoken. He is currently a Professor of World Arts and Cultures at University of California at Los Angeles. His first feature film, The Cabinet of Dr. Ramirez, is silent in colour. A frequent guest at the Salzburg and Glyndebourne Festivals, he has specialized in 20th century operas, most notably St. François d’AssiseLe Grand MacabreNixon in ChinaThe Death of Klinghoffer and, lastly in Amsterdam The Rake’s Progress. Peter Sellars is also well known for his Mozart opera productions.

November 1998