Sarah Caldwell and Prokofiev’s War and Peace
James T. Morgan was a long-time friend and colleague at The Opera Company of Boston of the late Sarah Caldwell, the most innovative opera director of mid-20th-century America and the first woman to conduct at the Metropolitan Opera. He worked with Caldwell on a production of the War and Peace opera by Sergei Prokofiev (pictured at right), which he described in this Winter Weekend talk. Morgan moved to Maine in 1999 and became director of development and marketing for PCA Great Performances. He now serves on its board and the board of the Bowdoin International Music Festival. He lives in Freeport.
This talk was part of the Winter Weekend seminar on Tolstoy’s War and Peace in March 2009.