So Thatís What the Fat Lady Sang

Lotfi-Mansouri.pngBy ANTHONY TOMMASINI [NY Times, 6 July 2008]
DURING a long career in North America, Lotfi Mansouri, the Iranian-born opera director and manager, ran two prestigious houses, the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto and the San Francisco Opera; commissioned works; directed scores of productions; cultivated singers; and still had time to make his mark in Europe.