Rhoda Levine, Kentucky Opera
Rhoda Levine is in Louisville to direct the Kentucky Opera's performance of "Susannah." She was born in New York, NY. She made her directing debut with NYCO in 1982, with "Medea." She has since gone on to direct "The Ballad of Baby Doe", "X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X" (world premiere), "From the House of the Dead" (American premiere), "Die Soldaten", and "Mathis der Mahler" at NYCO; Viktor Ullmann's "Der Kaiser von Atlantis" (world premiere) at Nederlandse Opera; South African premiere of "Porgy and Bess" at Capetown Opera in 1996; productions at Belgium's Opera National, Scottish Opera, San Fransico Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Dallas Opera, Festival of the Two Worlds, Cabrillo Festival, and Holland Festival.
In addition to all of the above mentioned productions, Levine has also directed and choreographed productions on and off Broadway, in London's West End, and for CBS and the PBS affiliate, WNET.
And if you didn't think that Rhoda Levine was busy enough, she is an author of children's books as well as a teacher. She is currently teaching at Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College, and Northwestern University.
Lastly, she is the Artistic Director of the improvisational opera group, "Play It By Ear."
- Program 203
Guset host, Rochelle Riley, Columnist Associate Editor of the Courier-Journal; Cecelia Wooden, Executive Director, Kentucky Citizens for the Arts; Rhoda Levine, Director, "Susannah"; Danny Flanigan, Singer/ Songwriter. (#203)