Opera movie director known on her behalf use the Washington Country wide Opera as well as the Glimmerglass Opera. Her various other directing credits add a Metropolitan Opera Creation of Les Troyens and a Royal Opera Home creation of Carmen. She examined at Moscow School in 1976 before eventually graduating from Colgate School in 1978. She trained at Harvard, Yale, as well as the Juilliard College. She was raised in European countries with her Italian family members. As a grown-up, she was an open up lesbian. She and Ira Siff both acquired successful professions as opera directors.