In this April 29, 2012 photo provided by Opera News, director Peter Sellars is honored at the Opera News Awards in New York, where he won a special award along with four of the world's best singers. Sellars told the guests at he "took the starch out of the Bugs Bunny version of opera" - with productions like the wrenching story of how the nuclear bomb was created in composer John Adams' Grammy award-winning "Doctor Atomic." (AP Photo/Opera News, Dario Acosta)

In this April 29, 2012 photo provided by Opera News, director Peter Sellars is honored at the Opera News Awards in New York, where he won a special award along with four of the world's best singers. Sellars told the guests at he "took the starch out of the Bugs Bunny version of opera" - with productions like the wrenching story of how the nuclear bomb was created in composer John Adams' Grammy award-winning "Doctor Atomic." (AP Photo/Opera News, Dario Acosta)