A. Scott Parry’s stage direction has been hailed by Opera News as “marvelous”, “lively”, “imaginative”, and “spot-on”. His productions have spanned an enormous range of repertoire, from WEST SIDE STORY toMADAMABUTTERFLY, and LA BOHEME toLA CAGE AUX FOLLES. He conceived of, designed and directed the world première production of I LAVORI D’AMORE PERSI, a pastiche of music theatre fragments by Claudio Monteverdi for the Bloomington Early Music Festival as well as the absurdist opera THE PIG, THE FARMER, AND THE ARTIST at La Mama’s Off-Broadway in New York City. He has served on the opera faculty of Indiana University in Bloomington, where he had previously received his Master’s degree in Opera Stage Direction, and headed-up the Musical Theatre program at Mesa Community College in Phoenix, Arizona, as well as having been a visiting professor at the New England Conservatory, Amherst College, Peabody Conservatory, and is currently the Producing Artistic Director of Opera & Lyric Theatre at The Ohio State University. As a composer, he premiered his quartet theatre song cycle On the Impracticality and Sure Impossibility of Perpetually Uncomplicated and Everlasting Love at NYC’s Singer’s Forum and recently completed an English language libretto adaptation of LA MÉRE COUPABLE (The Guilty Mother) by Beaumarchais, which is being set to music.