stage director


Definition of stage director

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director, regisseur (or régisseur)

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the stage director spent most of the rehearsal working with the actors to block out the scene

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Founding artistic director Fred Anzevino will be stage director and Jeremy Ramey will be music director. Kt Hawbaker,, "Theo Ubique will inaugurate new home with season that includes 'Hedwig' and 'The Full Monty'," 6 June 2018 Frank was a great actor and stage director and a wonderful, effective teacher. Kenny Leon, ajc, "‘Take You Wherever You Go’," 25 May 2018 The celebrated American choreographer and longtime head of Hamburg Ballet is also the stage director and the set, costume and lighting designer. Mark Swed,, "Joffrey Ballet dazzles in L.A. Opera's 'Orpheus and Eurydice'," 13 Mar. 2018 Because of its brevity, The Medium is often presented on a double bill, and here Curtis Opera chief Mikael Eliasen and stage director Emma Griffin have preceded it with the Weill/Brecht Mahagonny: Ein Songspiel. Peter Dobrin,, "Menotti and Weill make an odd double-bill at Curtis Opera Theatre," 4 May 2018 The production is a remount by stage director Brian Staufenbiel, which premiered two years ago at Minnesota Opera. Kerry Lengel, azcentral, "‘Das Rheingold’ review: Arizona Opera gives Wagner an epic update," 7 Apr. 2018 Treating Mephistopheles as Faust’s alter ego, while hardly original with stage directors, has possibilities that go unrealized here. John Von Rhein,, "Splendid cast gives Gounod his due in muddled 'Faust' at Lyric Opera," 4 Mar. 2018 Jeannette Sorrell, conductor; Sophie Daneman, stage director; and Carlos Fittante, dance/choreographer at various locations through Wednesday, April 18. Mark Rapp,, "Cleveland Arts listings for April 13-19: Great Lakes Theater's "Macbeth" & More," 12 Apr. 2018 Fortunately, there is no shortage of stage directors, conductors and singers that can fit the bill for both of these personal attributes. WSJ, "Lessons from the Sad ‘Love Death’ of Levine’s Career," 21 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of stage director

1782, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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