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Stage Director — Opera & Operetta
Dir/Choreo — Musical Theatre/Plays
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Production Stage Manager
Stage Manager &Asst. Stage Manager
Future Work
References

Revised 1 June 2016

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Stage Director: Opera & Operetta

GIANNI SCHICCHI

Mobile Opera, AL

2016

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE (University)

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

2016

LA CENERENTOLA (University)

University of Colorado Boulder, CO

2015

LA BOHÈME

Bay View Music Festival, MI

2015

THE MAGIC FLUTE

Anchorage Opera, AK

2015

SWEENEY TODD

Eugene Opera, OR

2015

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Shreveport Opera, LA

2015

SUOR ANGELICA & GIANNI SCHICCHI  (University)

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

2015

LUCIA DI LAMMERMOOR

Opera in Williamsburg, VA

2014

DIE FLEDERMAUS (The Polar Bat)

Anchorage Opera, AK

2014

THE MAGIC FLUTE  (University)

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

2014

LA TRAVIATA

Eugene Opera, OR

2014

THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Indianapolis Opera, IN

2013

COSÌ FAN TUTTE

Mississippi Opera, MS

2013

LA BOHÈME

Northern Lights Music Festival, MN

2013

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Anchorage Opera, AK

2013

CANDIDE (University)

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

2013

LA BOHÈME

North Shore Music Festival, NY

2012

THE GRAND DUCHESS OF GEROLSTEIN (University)

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

2012

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Indianapolis Opera, IN

2011

STREET SCENE (University)

Portland State University, OR

2011

THE MIKADO

Eugene Opera, OR

2011

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Fresno Grand Opera, CA

2011

TOSCA

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, IA

2011

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Mercury Opera Rochester, NY

2010

THE MIKADO

Indianapolis Opera, IN

2010

L’ELISIR D’AMORE

Opera East Texas, TX

2010

DIE FLEDERMAUS

Mississippi Opera, MS

2010

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (University)

Loyola University, New Orleans, LA

2010

COSÌ FAN TUTTE Amarillo Opera, TX 2009
LA BOHÈME Opera East Texas, TX 2009

TOSCA

Amarillo Opera, TX

2009

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Indianapolis Opera, IN

2009

IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA

Anchorage Opera, AK

2009

AIDA

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, IA

2008

COSÌ FAN TUTTE Natchez Festival of Music, MS 2008

TOBERMORY  (University)

Boston University, MA

2008

DIE FLEDERMAUS

Opera Carolina, NC

2008

DON PASQUALE

Anchorage Opera, AK

2008

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Shreveport Opera, LA

2008

RIGOLETTO

Opera Quad Cities, IA

2008

L’ELISIR D’AMORE

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, IA

2007

FALSTAFF

Natchez Music Festival, MS

2007

DIE FLEDERMAUS Natchez Festival of Music, MS 2007

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Opera Carolina, NC

2007

LE NOZZE DI FIGARO

Palmetto Opera, SC

2007

H.M.S. PINAFORE

Anchorage Opera, AK

2007

TROUBLE IN TAHITI

Anchorage Opera, AK

2007

GIANNI SCHICCHI & SAVITRI (University) Westminster Opera Theatre, NJ 2007

THE MERRY WIDOW

Mobile Opera, AL

2006

THE GONDOLIERS

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2006

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (University)

Westminster Opera Theatre, NJ

2006

ALBERT HERRING (University)

Westminster Opera Theatre, NJ

2006

TOSCA

Natchez Music Festival, MS

2005

BEATRICE AND BENEDICT  (University)

Westminster Opera Theatre, NJ

2005

LA CENERENTOLA

Lyric Opera of San Antonio, TX

2005

HANSEL AND GRETEL  (University)

Westminster Opera Theatre, NJ

2004

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

Virginia Symphony, VA

2004

LITTLE WOMEN  (University)

Westminster Opera Theatre, NJ

2004

THE MIKADO

Mobile Opera, AL

2004

DON PASQUALE

Lyric Opera of San Antonio, TX

2004

H.M.S. PINAFORE

City Center, NY  (NYGASP)

2004

CANDIDE

Opera Boston, MA

2003

DER VAMPYR  (University)

Westminster Opera Theatre, NJ

2003

H.M.S. PINAFORE

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2003

THE MAGIC FLUTE

Natchez Opera Festival, MS

2003

CARMEN  (University)

Westminster Opera Theatre, NJ

2003

LE JONGLEUR DE NOTRE-DAME

Opera Boston, MA  (BAM)

2002

H.M.S. PINAFORE

OperaDelaware, DE

2002

COSÌ FAN TUTTE  (University)

Westminster Opera Theatre, NJ

2002

RIGOLETTO

Mobile Opera, AL

2001

THE MIKADO

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2001

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM  (University)

Westminster Opera Theatre, NJ

2001

THE BARBER OF SEVILLE

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2000

THE TENDER LAND

Mobile Opera, AL

2000

H.M.S. PINAFORE

Mobile Opera, AL

2000

TOBERMORY  (University)

Boston University, MA

2000

THE GONDOLIERS

Opera Boston, MA  (BAM),

2000

THE MERRY WIDOW

South Carolina Opera, SC

2000

CARMEN

OperaDelaware, DE

1999

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE

Opera Colorado Artist Center, CO

1999

DER FLIEGENDE HOLLÄNDER

OperaDelaware, DE

1998

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Mobile Opera, AL

1998

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS  (University)

Westminster Opera Theatre, NJ

1998

DIE FLEDERMAUS

Eugene Opera, OR

1998

THE MIKADO

South Carolina Opera, SC

1998

THE MIKADO

Eugene Opera, OR

1997

CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA

OperaDelaware, DE

1996

I PAGLIACCI

OperaDelaware, DE

1996

DIE FLEDERMAUS

OperaDelaware, DE

1995

THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT

Bardavon Opera House, NY

1994

H.M.S. PINAFORE (w/John Astin & John Reed)

Off-Broadway, NY (NYGASP)

1988/1993

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Director/Choreographer: Musical Tneatre/Plays

MAN OF LA MANCHA

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, IA

2015

NINE

Manhattan School of Music, NY

2014

COMING TO AMERICA (Irving Berlin Revue)

Manhattan School of Music, NY

2014

LA BæTE

CyranoÕs Playhouse, Anchorage, AK

2013

INTO THE WOODS

Manhattan School of Music, NY

2013

BERNSTEINÕS NEW YORK

Manhattan School of Music, NY

2013

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Anchorage Opera, AK

2012

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC

Manhattan School of Music, NY

2012

SOUVENIR

East Texas Music and Theatre Co., TX

2012

COMING TO AMERICA (Irving Berlin Revue)

Manhattan School of Music, NY

2012

CARNIVAL

CyranoÕs Playhouse, Anchorage, AK

2011

NINE

Manhattan School of Music, NY

2011

SOUVENIR

CyranoÕs Playhouse, Anchorage, AK

2010

THE COUNT OF MONTE CRISTO

Off-Broadway, Wings Theatre

2010

MONTGOMERY CLIFT - THE RAREST OF BIRDS

Off-Broadway, Cherry Lane Theatre

2010

NINE

Stadsschouwburg Theater-Brugge, Belgium

2009

A WONDERFUL LIFE

Circa Õ21 Playhouse, IL

2008

SNOW WHITE

Circa Õ21 Playhouse, IL

2008

OKLAHOMA!

Natchez Festival of Music, MS

2008

COMING TO AMERICA (Irving Berlin Revue)

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2008

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS

Stage One; Wichita, KS

2007

SHAKESPEARE NOTES & QUOTES (Revue)

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2007

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Robbins Choreography)

Mt Gretna Playhouse, PA

2007

MY FAIR LADY

Natchez Music Festival, MS

2007

CAROUSEL

Shreveport Opera, LA

2007

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Robbins Choreography)

Natchez Music Festival, MS

2006

MY FAIR LADY

Shreveport Opera, LA

2006

THE THREEPENNY OPERA

Opera Columbus, OH

2006

TRAVEL – ANYTHING COLE! (Revue)

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2006

A DOOR INTO MALTBY & SHIRE (Revue)

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2005

ANYTHING GOES (University)

Westminster Musical Theatre, NJ

2005

THE WORLD GOES ÔROUND (University)

Westminster Musical Theatre, NJ

2004

TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA (University)

Westminster Musical Theatre, NJ

2004

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (Broadway)

City Center, NY  (NYGASP)

2003

A LITTLE SONDHEIM MUSIC (Revue)

Foyer - Teatre Liceu; Barcelona, Spain

2003

WEED (Play)

Newberry Opera House, SC

2003

HOLIDAY FANFARE 2000-2002 (Christmas Pops)

Omaha Symphony, NE

2000-2002

KISS ME, KATE

Ash Lawn-Highland Festival, VA

2002

H.M.S. PINAFORE (Broadway)

City Center, NY  (NYGASP)

2002

TOPSY-TURVY, IN LOVE WITH G&S -Revue

Newberry Opera House, SC

2002

BERNSTEIN'S NEW YORK (Revue)

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2002

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF

Ash Lawn-Highland Festival, VA

2001

THE MUSIC OF LEONARD BERNSTEIN

Foyer - Teatre Liceu; Barcelona, Spain

2001

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND (University)

Westminster Conservatory of Music, NJ

2001

OKLAHOMA!

Ash Lawn-Highland Festival, VA

2000

CANDIDE (University)

Westminster Opera Theatre, NJ

2000

TOPSY-TURVY, IN LOVE WITH G&S

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2000

CAROUSEL (University Staged Concert)

Westminster Conservatory of Music, NJ

2000

THE WIZARD OF OZ

Ash Lawn-Highland Festival, VA

1999

A LITTLE SONDHEIM MUSIC

Chautauqua Opera, NY

1999

JOSEPH...TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Montclair Operetta Club, NJ

1999

BOY MEETS BOY (Off-Broadway 20th Anniversary)

Theatre Four, NY

1995

THE DESERT SONG (Off-Broadway)

Village Light Opera Group, NY

1995

THE OLD MAID AND THE THIEF

Mohonk Mountain House, NY

1995

THE MERRY WIDOW (Off-Broadway)

Village Light Opera Group, NY

1994

THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT

Bardavon Opera House, NY

1994

COUNTESS MARITZA (Off-Broadway)

Village Light Opera Group, NY

1992

PATIENCE (Off-Broadway)

Village Light Opera Group, NY

1991

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (European Tour)

Living Arts Inc., NY

1985

HAIR (European Tour)

Actual Concerns, Austria

1983-1984

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Choreographer

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2009

LA TRAVIATA

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2008

SWEENEY TODD

Shreveport Opera, LA

2007

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2007

OKLAHOMA! (University)

Northern Oklahoma College, OK

2007

THE MUSIC MAN

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2005

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (Robbins Choreography)

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2004

THE MERRY WIDOW

Chautauqua Opera, NY

2003

PRINCESS IDA (Off-Broadway w/Frank Gorshin)

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, NY

2000

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE

Opera Colorado, CO

1999

LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT (Richard Bonynge)

Opera Pacific, CA

1999

SHE LOVES ME (Associate Choreographer)

Chautauqua Opera, NY

1998

BOOT CAMP (Sundance Film Festival)

Body & Soul Productions, NY

1998

DIE FLEDERMAUS

Opera Company of Philadelphia, PA

1995

TONKIN (World Premiere)

OperaDelaware, DE

1993

OF THEE I SING (Off-Broadway Revival)

Symphony Space, NY

1990

GUYS AND DOLLS

TheatreVirginia, VA

1989

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE (w/Noel Harrison)

NYGASP, NY

1988-2000

THE GONDOLIERS (Off-Broadway)

NYGASP, NY

1989-1996

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Assistant Director

(Director)

 

 

 

TURANDOT

Jay Jackson

Opera Omaha, NE

TURANDOT

Jay Jackson

Opera Pacific, CA

MACBETH

Colin Graham

Opera Pacific, CA

LA FILLE DU RÉGIMENT (Choreographer)

Stuart Maunder

Opera Pacific, CA

ROMÉO ET JULIETTE (Choreographer)

Patrice Saint-Pierre

Opera Colorado, CO

THE MIKADO

Stuart Maunder

Opera Pacific, CA

SHE LOVES ME (Associate Choreographer)

Jay Lesenger

Chautauqua Opera, NY

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Jay Lesenger

Chautauqua Opera, NY

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Jay Lesenger

Chautauqua Opera, NY

RIGOLETTO

Marciem Bazell

Chautauqua Opera, NY

DON PASQUALE

David Gately

Chautauqua Opera, NY

THE TELEPHONE & THE MEDIUM

Gian Carlo Menotti

The Hollybush Festival, NJ

CARMINA BURANA & DIE KLUGE

Tamás Ferkai

The Hollybush Festival, NJ

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Ann Ewers

Lake George Opera Festival, NY

DER ROSENKAVALIER

Ron Medici

Lake George Opera Festival, NY

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Jack Eddleman

Lake George Opera Festival

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Production Stage Manager

PINS AND NEEDLES

Off-Broadway

La Mama’s, NY

THE ACTORS STUDIO, 1998 Repertory Season

Off-Broadway

Circle in the Square Downtown, NY

LA TRAVIATA (Dance Captain)

Linda Brovsky

New York City Opera National Co., NY

THE DAUGHTER OF THE REGIMENT

Frances X. Kuhn

OperaDelaware, DE

THE MERRY WIDOW

Sally Stunkel

OperaDelaware, DE

AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS

Michael Capaso

DiCapo Opera Theatre, NY

ELISABETTA, REGINA D'INGHILTERRA

Donald Westwood

Opera Northeast, NY

L'ITALIANA IN ALGERI

Jay Lesenger

The Hollybush Festival, NJ

MADAMA BUTTERFLY

Ann Ewers

Lake George Opera Festival, NY

DER ROSENKAVALIER

Ron Medici

Lake George Opera Festival, NY

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Jack Eddleman

Lake George Opera Festival, NY

LA PÉRICHOLE

Thomas Rindge

Berkshire Opera Company, NY

THE MERRY WIDOW

Tamás Ferkai

The Hollybush Festival, NJ

CARMINA BURANA

Tamás Ferkai

The Hollybush Festival, NJ

DIE KLUGE

Tamás Ferkai

The Hollybush Festival, NJ

THE MEDIUM

Gian Carlo Menotti

The Hollybush Festival, NJ

THE TELEPHONE

Gian Carlo Menotti

The Hollybush Festival, NJ

THE "STAR TREK" PINAFORE

Stephen Quint

Maine Opera Theatre, ME

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE

Stephen Quint

Maine Opera Theatre, ME

THE YEOMEN OF THE GUARD

Albert Bergeret

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, NY

COX AND BOX

Albert Bergeret

New York Gilbert & Sullivan Players, NY

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Stage Manager and Assistant Stage Manager

DIE FLEDERMAUS

Robert Driver

Opera Company of Philadelphia, PA

I PURITANI

Marc Verzatt

Opera Company of Philadelphia, PA

FALSTAFF

Jay Lesenger

Chautauqua Opera, NY

TOSCA

Johnathan Pape

Chautauqua Opera, NY

COSê FAN TUTTE

Jay Lesenger

Chautauqua Opera, NY

THE TALES OF HOFFMANN

Jay Lesenger

Chautauqua Opera, NY

IL MATRIMONIO SEGRETO

Joseph LoSchiavo

Berkshire Opera Company, NY

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Future Work

Gianni Schicchi

March 2016

Mobile Opera, AL

South Pacific

June 2016

Cedar Rapids Opera Theatre, IA

Evita

July 2016

Bay View Music Festival, MI

La Cenerentola

August 2016

Bay View Music Festival, MI

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References

Carol Rausch
Artistic Administrator

 

New Orleans Opera
616 Girod St. Ste. 200
New Orleans, LA 70130

 

Tel: (504) 529-2278
Fax: (504) 529-7668
crausch@neworleansopera.org

Jerome Shannon
Music Director

 

Pensacola Opera
810 Richmond Rd
Mobile, AL 36608


Tel: (251) 423-1945
E-Mail: maestro.shannon@gmail.com

Kevin Patterson
Artistic Director

 

Indianapolis Opera
4011 N.Pennsylvania Street
Indianapolis, IN 46205


Tel: (317) 317 923-5611

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