Peter Sellars is a leading director of theater and opera. He has received numerous prizes and awards, including a MacArthur Fellowship (1983), an Emmy Award for the broadcast of his production of John Adams’ opera Nixon in China (1988), the Erasmus Prize (1998), and the Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize (2005).
“Renowned theater, opera and film director Peter Sellars is one of the most innovative and powerful forces in the performing arts,” said the announcement for the Gish Prize, a prestigious award that recognizes outstanding contributions to the “beauty of the world.”
Sellars is known for merging the non-traditional, multidisciplinary and multicultural arts to create extraordinary productions.
“In a career spanning three decades, Sellars has reshaped modern opera with his bold direction,” added the Gish announcement. “A visionary force, Sellars is known for innovative re-interpretations of classic works. Whether it is Mozart, Shakespeare, Aeschylus, Sophocles, or the 16th-century Chinese playwright Tang Xianzu, Sellars is able to strike a universal chord with audiences, engaging contemporary social and political issues that resonate.”
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