He set Mayakovsky's The Bedbug in an American supermarket, he led the audience in a procession through the mean streets of Cambridge, Mass., only to find Boris Godunov's body in the basement of his college dorm. He cast a bunch of old newspapers as the lead of When We Dead Awaken. He did the Ring with puppets, he set Macbeth in a hallway, Antony and Cleopatra -- and Giulio Cesare, too -- in a swimming pool, Nozze di Figaro @ Trump Tower, Don Giovanni in Harlem and Così Fan Tutte in Despina's Diner.
He considers, quite rightly, Lorenzo Da Ponte to be the most merciless playwright who ever lived.
The more he gets hated on (or dismissed as a charlatan), the more Opera Chic comes to like even more that crazy spike haired old Harvard boy, il maestro Peter Sellars.
Appropriately, someone has now made a documentary about him.