Evans sits down with Director Stephen Lawless - director of Cincinnati Opera’s performance of “The Marriage of Figaro” – to discuss how Stephen got his start, his directing career, the amazing people he has worked with and all the wonderful experiences he has had in the directorial profession. Stephen’s advice to young directors trying to make a name for themselves? Find out what your directorial voice is, what you want to see, and what you like seeing.
Stephen grew up in the town of Warrington, England.
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