Frank Corsaro (born December 22, 1924 in New York City) is one of America's foremost stage directors of opera and theatre. His Broadway productions include The Night of the Iguana (with Bette Davis, 1961). Corsaro attended De Witt Clinton High School in the Bronx, and had attended Immaculata High School in Manhattan before returning to DeWitt Clinton. Corsaro directed the world premieres of two of Floyd's later operas, Of Mice and Men (1970) and Flower and Hawk (1972). He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1984, with Handel's Rinaldo, starring Marilyn Horne and Samuel Ramey.

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  • Frank Corsaro (Francesco Andrea Corsaro; * 22. Dezember 1924 in New York City) ist ein US-amerikanischer Theater-, Opern- und Filmregisseur. Corsaro besuchte von 1945 bis 1948 die Yale School of Drama, studierte dann am City College of New York und am Actors Studio. In den 1950er Jahren leitete er am Broadway Aufführungen von Roald Dahls The Honeys (mit Hume Cronyn und Jessica Tandy), Michael V. Gazzos A Hatful of Rain (mit Ben Gazzara, Anthony Franciosa und Shelley Winters) und Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana (mit Bette Davis und James Farentino). Seit 1958 arbeitete Corsaro für die New York City Opera; an der Metropolitan Opera debütierte er 1984 mit Georg Friedrich Händels Rinaldo. Für die Fernsehreihe Bob Hope Presents the Chrysler Theatre produzierte er 1964 eine Kurzversion von William Inges Out on the Outskirts of Town mit Anne Bancroft, Jack Warden, Fay Bainter und William Inge selbst. Daneben verfasste Corsaro mehrere Opernlibretti und das Theaterstück A Piece of Blue, das er mit Roland Winters Nancy Marchand, Marian Seldes und Morgan Stern aufführte. Als Schauspieler trat er in Paul Newmans Rachel, Rachel neben Joanne Woodward auf. (de)
  • Frank Corsaro (born December 22, 1924 in New York City) is one of America's foremost stage directors of opera and theatre. His Broadway productions include The Night of the Iguana (with Bette Davis, 1961). Corsaro attended De Witt Clinton High School in the Bronx, and had attended Immaculata High School in Manhattan before returning to DeWitt Clinton. Corsaro made his operatic directing debut at the New York City Opera in 1958 with a staging of Carlisle Floyd's Susannah. It was this production that the company took to the Brussels World's Fair that year, starring Phyllis Curtin, Norman Treigle and Richard Cassilly. He was to become one of the City Opera's leading directors, creating such important productions as The Fiery Angel (by Prokofiev), La traviata (with Patricia Brooks and Plácido Domingo), Madama Butterfly, The Crucible (featuring Chester Ludgin), Faust (with Beverly Sills and Treigle), Prince Igor (by Borodin), The Makropulos Affair (with Maralin Niska), Summer and Smoke (by Lee Hoiby), Médée (in the Italian version), Die tote Stadt (with Carol Neblett), The Cunning Little Vixen (in designs by Maurice Sendak), Alban Berg's Lulu (with Ronald Chase), and Carmen. Corsaro directed the world premieres of two of Floyd's later operas, Of Mice and Men (1970) and Flower and Hawk (1972). He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1984, with Handel's Rinaldo, starring Marilyn Horne and Samuel Ramey. Corsaro has written several libretti for operas. These include Heloise and Abelard by Stephen Paulus and Frau Margot by Thomas Pasatieri whose opera, The Seagull, he directed at its premiere. As an actor, Corsaro appeared in the 1968 film, Rachel, Rachel (as Hector Jonas), opposite Joanne Woodward, directed by her husband, Paul Newman. In 1988, he became the head of the Actors Studio. (en)
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  • Frank Corsaro (born December 22, 1924 in New York City) is one of America's foremost stage directors of opera and theatre. His Broadway productions include The Night of the Iguana (with Bette Davis, 1961). Corsaro attended De Witt Clinton High School in the Bronx, and had attended Immaculata High School in Manhattan before returning to DeWitt Clinton. Corsaro directed the world premieres of two of Floyd's later operas, Of Mice and Men (1970) and Flower and Hawk (1972). He made his Metropolitan Opera debut in 1984, with Handel's Rinaldo, starring Marilyn Horne and Samuel Ramey. (en)
  • Frank Corsaro (Francesco Andrea Corsaro; * 22. Dezember 1924 in New York City) ist ein US-amerikanischer Theater-, Opern- und Filmregisseur. Corsaro besuchte von 1945 bis 1948 die Yale School of Drama, studierte dann am City College of New York und am Actors Studio. In den 1950er Jahren leitete er am Broadway Aufführungen von Roald Dahls The Honeys (mit Hume Cronyn und Jessica Tandy), Michael V. Gazzos A Hatful of Rain (mit Ben Gazzara, Anthony Franciosa und Shelley Winters) und Tennessee Williams' Night of the Iguana (mit Bette Davis und James Farentino). (de)
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