“Director John de los Santos whipped up plenty of motion and heat.”- Opera News
“It was a show deserving of its big crowd.”- NY Times
“ He has a gift for making thirty-odd people like look hundreds.”- D Magazine
JOHN DE LOS SANTOS
DIRECTOR | CHOREOGRAPHER | LIBRETTIST
…the polish and panache of the staging, directed by John de los Santos, keep the farce from ever seeming amateurish. It’s a perfect union of New York’s most raucous and delightful opera company with one of the most raucous and delightful works in the repertory.
John de los Santos directed with great cleverness and humor, honoring the past while deftly adding contemporary touches.
The bulk of the credit for the success of this show goes to the stage director, John de los Santos, whose brilliant combination of literary insight and choreographic creativity has become a major force…
Director/choreographer John de los Santos has staged the nightmarish scenario with fluid and compelling theatrical imagination. One of the best performances yet by the region’s premiere arts organization.”
All of this exuding talent is directed with brilliance by John de los Santos. He composes beautiful stage pictures that help carry the emotions. He understands that each era has its own inherent body language and movement. It is one of the best directed shows I’ve seen all year.
Director/choreographer and librettist John de los Santos has been called a “brilliant combination of literary insight and choreographic creativity.” He has staged a range of productions that include opera, musicals, plays, ballet, concerts, and workshop readings. His extensive background as an actor and dancer has given him a incisive dramatic perspective which has yielded stagings hailed as “vivid theater”, “imaginative and sophisticated”, and “stark and unflinching”.