Nicholas Hytner and Bartlett Sher to Direct Metropolitan Opera Productions in 2010-11 Season

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Several theatre directors, including Tony Award winners Nicholas Hytner and Bartlett Sher, will direct productions for the Metropolitan Opera during the company's 2010-11 season.
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Hytner, who won Tonys for the 1994 revival of Carousel and the London-to-Broadway hit The History Boys, will direct Don Carlo. The sets and costumes will be designed by fellow Tony winner Bob Crowley. South Pacific Tony winner Sher, who was also Tony-nominated for his productions of The Light in the Piazza, Awake and Sing! and Joe Turner's Come and Gone, will direct Rossini's Le Comte Ory. Costume designer Catherine Zuber and set designer Michael Yeargan, who also won Tonys for their contributions to the current Lincoln Center Theater revival of South Pacific, will work with Sher on this opera production.

Canadian theatre director, artist, playwright, actor and film director Robert Lepage will also be part of the Metropolitan Opera's upcoming season. He will direct Das Rheingold and Die Walkure, two parts of his new staging of Der Ring des Nibelungen. And, Peter Sellars, who directed the 1985 Broadway revival of The Iceman Cometh, will helm John Adams' Nixon in China. Mark Morris will choreograph the latter.

For complete details about the 2010-11 season, visit ww.metoperafamily.org/metopera.

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