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