Stephen Wadsworth is a stage director, writer, translator, and teacher, as well as director of Opera Studies at The Julliard School, Master Teacher in the Lindemann Young Artists Development Program at the Metropolitan Opera, and a 2007 Aspen Institute Harman-Eisner Artist-in-Residence. He has directed major works at theaters and opera houses all over the world. His credits include plays at La Jolla Playhouse, the McCarter Theatre, the Mark Taper Forum, Berkeley Rep, Seattle Rep, the Huntington Theatre, and Dallas Theatre Centre. His work in opera encompasses directing at such venues as La Scala, Vienna State Opera, Royal Opera Covent Garden, the Edinburgh Festival, New York City Opera, Los Angeles Opera, and Seattle Opera, where he directed many performances, including his acclaimed version of Wagnerâ€™s Ring cycle. This year he will direct the first co-production of Seattle Opera and the Metropolitan Opera. A master of the classical theatre repertoire, he has also translated and adapted many works for the stage.