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Susan Stone Li


Stage Director

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Susan Stone Li


Stage Director

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Susan begins tenure at baylor university

Susan will lead Baylor University's, School of Music, Opera Department and stage all productions through the fall, 2017, semester.

The department presents a partially staged scenes program in October and a fully staged opera in January. Production information and ticket information to follow. 


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Susan makes directorial debut with the atlanta opera

Susan begins 2015 with the Atlanta Opera, directing an abridged version of Mozart's classic The Marriage of Figaro for the Atlanta Opera Studio tour. Performances run January 12 - February 13. For more information, visit the Atlanta Opera website.


Deji Osinulu Photography

Deji Osinulu Photography

Susan brings "lust, love, sex and violence" to Opera in the Heights' Rigoletto

In her directorial debut with Houston's Opera in the Heights, Susan Stone Li leads a production described by the Houston Press as "set in fairyland, with tree limbs encasing the proscenium and vines threading up the stone staircase. Nature runs wild in this view, which is a valid enough take on Verdi's revenge story as any other these days."

The Houston Chronicle added, "Director Susan Stone Li squeezed the action into the small space by taking advantage of the whole theater, sometimes having performers enter from the lobby. The bare-bones set established only the basics of the locales. But when the performers brought the music to life, this 'Rigoletto' had all that it needed."

 


Susan debuts with Opera in the Heights this September

Susan makes her debut with Opera in the Heights for their 2014/15 season opening production of Rigoletto.  Performances take place September 26 & 27; October 2, 3, & 4 at 7:30pm, and September 28 & October 5 at 2:00pm.

 

For tickets and information, click here


DEBUT:

Houston Grand Opera

Susan Stone Li directs La boheme for Houston Grand Opera at the Miller Outdoor Theatre and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. For more information, click here

PERFORMANCE:

La voix humaine

Susan directs a new production of Poulenc's La voix humaine  on April 16, 2014 at Rice University's Shepherd School of Music. For more information, click here

VIDEO: 

The Medium  

A scene from The Medium by Giancarlo Menotti, presented by Florida State University and directed by Susan Stone Li.


Opera in the Heights

Rigoletto

September 26, 27, 28 

October 2, 3, 4, 5

2014


Houston Grand Opera

Cosi fan tutte

October 31

November 2, 8, 13, 15

2014


The atlanta opera

The Marriage of Figaro

January 12 - February 13

2015


For more news, reviews and updates, click here

 

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About


     

About


     

about susan stone li


Susan Stone Li is a Houston-based stage director with a diverse background in opera and musical theatre. In the 2014/15 season she makes her debut with Houston's Opera in the Heights directing a new production of Verdi's Rigoletto, as well as her debut with The Atlanta Opera directing the spring studio tour of The Marriage of Figaro. She also returns to the Houston Grand Opera in October as assistant director for Cosi fan tutte. After serving as assistant director to John Caird for a new production of La bohème at the Houston Grand Opera in 2012, Stone Li made her HGO directorial debut remounting the production in 2013 at the Miller Outdoor Theater and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion. She has previously served as assistant director at HGO for Mary Stuart in 2012 and Fidelio in 2011

In addition to opera, Stone Li has worked in musical theater and cabaret assisting on touring productions of Cats, Camelot, Chicago, and Annie, working with such performers as Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, and Robert Goulet. In the summer months she enjoys working at Aspen Opera Theater Center and Wolf Trap Opera.

For a complete biography, please click here

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Directing


     

Directing


     

recent projects


Click the images below for production photos from Susan Stone Li's recent productions

For more information about Susan's directing projects, please click here

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Inspiration


     

Inspiration