Mark Morris Dance Group


Mark Morris has worked extensively in opera for over 20 years, directing and choreographing productions for The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, English National Opera, Seattle Opera , and The Royal Opera, Covent Garden, among others.


Mark Morris is directing Acis and Galatea, a new opera that will premiere in 2014, featuring the Mark Morris Dance Group and the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale (Nicholas McGegan, Conductor), with set designs by Adrianne Lobel and costumes by Isaac Mizrahi.
Acis and Galatea is commissioned in partnership with Cal Performances, Berkeley, CA; Celebrity Series, Boston, MA; Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Urbana, IL; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York, NY; and the Harriman-Jewell Series, Kansas City, MO. Find Acis and Galatea performance dates on the Performance Calendar, and learn all about the new production at the Acis and Galatea website.

In February 2011, the Met Opera premiered John Adams' Nixon in China, choreographed by Mark Morris in 1987.

In April, 2011, The Metropolitan Opera revived its production of Orfeo ed Euridice, directed by Mark Morris. In the below clip, Mark discusses the opera with mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato.

In Fall 2009, Mark Morris directed a workshop for the new Herschel Garfein opera, Rosencrantz & Guildenstern are Dead, based on the play by Tom Stoppard. The workshop closed with two performances on November 20-21, 2009 at the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY.

Working with Mark Morris on King Arthur. Clip courtesy of Bklyn Independent TV

OPERAS BY MARK MORRIS (in chronological order)
L'Isola D'isabitata, Director (2009)
Orfeo ed Euridice, Director and Choreographer (2007)
King Arthur, Director and Choreographer (2006)
Idomeneo (Act III ballet), Choreographer (2003)
Four Saints in Three Acts, Director and Choreographer (2000)
Platée, Director and Choreographer (1997)
Orfeo ed Euridice, Director and Choreographer (1996)
Le Nozze di Figaro, Director (1991)
The Death of Klinghoffer, Choreographer (1991)
Dido and Aeneas, Director and Choreographer (1989)
Le Nozze di Figaro (Act III wedding scene), Choreographer (1988)
Die Fledermaus, Director (1988)
Orphee et Euridice, Choreographer (1988)
Nixon in China, Choreographer (1987)
Salome, Choreographer (1986)

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