Conceived and directed by Sarah Rothenberg

Sarah Rothenberg’s most recent original production, A Proust Sonata, premiered at Da Camera in February, 2016. This new production, with a Tony and Obie award-winning production team, explores the creative world of Marcel Proust’s literary masterpiece and the music, paintings and people that inspired it. Previously, In the Garden of Dreams, connecting the music, art and ideas of fin-de-siècle Vienna, premiered at Da Camera in 2013 to critical acclaim. The Blue Rider: Kandinsky and Music, a staged concert with video, was commissioned by Works & Process at The Guggenheim for the museum’s Kandinsky retrospective, premiered to sold-out houses at New York’s Miller Theater of Columbia University in 2009.  She has performed her original production, Chopin in Paris: Epigraph for a Condemned Book, at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival/Fontana Arts, University Musical Society of Ann Arbor, Yale Repertory Theatre and Kravis Center for Performing Arts.  Duo-piano performances with partner Marilyn Nonken include appearances at New York’s (Le) Poisson Rouge, Baryshnikov Arts Center and Montclair Peak Performances following rave reviews for their CD release of Messiaen’s Visions de l’Amen (Bridge Records) here and abroad. Sarah Rothenberg’s Music and the Literary Imagination series, produced by Da Camera and inspired by the writings of Proust, Mann, Kafka and Akhmatova, was presented by Great Performers at Lincoln Center for five consecutive seasons to sold-out houses; Moondrunk, a staging of Schoenberg’s Pierrot lunaire with soprano Lucy Shelton and performance artist John Kelly, inaugurated Lincoln Center’s New Visions series in 1999.