Studies at Harvard and in Japan, China and India. Director, American National Theater, Kennedy Centre, New York. Iconoclastic stagings of Mozart, da Ponte trilogy. Works extensively in America and Europe, 20th century opera and newly commissioned music. Festival Director: 1990 and 1993, Los Angeles; 2003, Venice Biennale Theatre Festival. Engaged by City of Vienna, Artistic Director, New Crowned Hope, a Mozart 2006 festival. Teaches, UCLA and UC Berkeley. Recipient of awards.