I can have a long conversation on almost any topic. I try an see as many performances as I can (when I'm not working on one of my own pieces). Love going to the opera and the theater. I compose and direct musical musical theater and opera.
I spend way too much money on books and have nowhere to put them (damn New York apartments). Other than that, I'm not really into material possessions, laptop excepted. Also looking for a bridge partner.
I am intellectual, curious, and passionate
I'm good at my work and am always seeking new projects and challenges.
Into Baroque and 20th century music. Bach is a touchstone. I'm strongly influenced by Stravinsky and Britten. Other composers are far too numerous to mention, but I have a penchant for the very old or the very new; not much into the 19th century (Brahms is an exception). My favorite opera is Pelléas et Mélisande.
My favorite directors are Simon McBurney and Robert Lepage (although I've been disappointed with his recent work at the Met).
Love cooking and dining out. Will eat just about anything if it's well prepared. It's hard to have a proper dinner party in the city; I just don't have the space for it.