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Pedro Ribeiro

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Pedro Ribeiro

Opera Stage Director

Portuguese stage director Pedro Ribeiro holds a Licentiatura degree in Stage Direction and a BA in Theatre Production and Techniques - Acting and Movement from the Escola Superior de Musica e das Artes do Espetaculo do IPP (School of Music and Performing Arts of the University of Oporto). He has also completed the Opera Stage Directing Course of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Harp C...

Jean-Pierre Gamarra

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Jean-Pierre Gamarra

Director

Opera director. Bachellor in directing from Colon Theatre Institute in Argentina and master in opera at Accademia per L'opera italiana di Verona.

LUCAS SIMON

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LUCAS SIMON

Director

Lucas Simon is a french director who lives in Italy. He study architecture in Marseille, where he started working in different theatres such as Toursky and La Criée. In 2008 he joined Charles Rouband as Assistant Director, working on Aida and La Veuve Joyeuse at Opera de Marseille and I Puritani at Opera de Toulon. He was introduced to the art of the « operette » by the L’Huillier’s. He ass...

Robin Norton-Hale

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Robin Norton-Hale

Artistic Director

Robin is the founding Artistic Director and Chief Executive of OperaUpClose, an award-winning opera company with a focus on inventive new English-language productions of classic operas, and premieres of new chamber operas. She has recently been named as an Artist in Residence at Oxford Playhouse. Robin has also directed and written for main stage and mid-scale productions for theatre and opera...

Heather Fairbairn

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Luna Muratti

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Luna Muratti

Stage director

Website : https://www.lunamuratti.com/

Vladan Djurkovic

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Vladan Djurkovic

Opera director

Vladan Djurkovic (1987) is Serbian theatre director. He studied on Faculty ofdramatics arts in Belgrade in class of famous theatre director Egon Savin. Currently he is onthird year of Doctoral studies in theatre and audio-visual arts (research interests: opera,operetta and musical). From 2011. he works at Youth Theatre DADOV as artistic director. ...

Niv Hoffman

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Niv Hoffman

Opera Stage Director

Freelance Stage Director, currently Staff Assistant at the Wiener Staatsoper. I have been working at the Tel Aviv Opera for over 10 years, beginning as a Stage manager, and graduating to assistant, and finally director. I have directed most, if not all, of the opera studio productions, at the opera and with different orchestras outside of it. On the main stage I have staged 2 productions for ch...

Sally  Blackwood

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Sally Blackwood

Artistic Director

Background: Born, Australia. Post Graduate Directing, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), 2006. Bachelor of Arts (Double Major Theatre/Film, French), University of New South Wales (UNSW), 1997. Sally is a director; producer; production, operations & tour manager; writer and French interpreter. Production credits include: circus; opera; theatre; orchestral, cabaret & vocal ensemble ...

Bence Kalo

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Bence Kalo

Freelancer

Hungarian opera and theatre director based in Paris. MA with Distinction in Theatre Directing from the University of Kent and a degree from the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq - LEM course. Previously he has worked with the Royal Opera House, Opera Holland Park and Dorset Opera. He is currently completing his final year on the Professional Course at École Internationale de Théâtre...

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Bence Kalo

Freelancer

Hungarian opera and theatre director based in Paris. MA with Distinction in Theatre Directing from the University of Kent and a degree from the École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq - LEM course. Previously he has worked with the Royal Opera House, Opera Holland Park and Dorset Opera. He is currently completing his final year on the Professional Course at École Internationale de Théâtre...

Franciska Ery

Director

www.franciskaery.com London-based Hungarian opera and theatre director and performance maker. BA from Queen Mary University of London and an MA from Goldsmith University of London. Previously worked with the Royal Opera House, the National Opera Studio, the Royal Academy of Music and Longborough Festival Opera.

Lada Shylenko

Opera Director

Ukrainian opera director based in Poland. Got Musical Direction Master`s Degree in National Musical Academy of Ukraine named by P.I.Tchaikovsky, Visual Art Master`s degree in Opole Art Intitute. Staged operas Opera Studio of National Musical Academy of Ukraine named by P.I.Tchaikovsky, Kyiv Municipal Academic Opera and Ballet Theatre for Children and Youth, Kyiv Academic Young Theater, worked ...

Alessandra Premoli

Opera director

Alessandra Premoli graduated with distinction at Università degli Studi in Milan in “Theatre, Cinema and Television Sciences” under the supervision of Cesare Lievi and then master graduated with distinction at IUAV University in Venice in “Theatre Sciences and Techniques”, studying with renowned professional figures, such as Margerita Palli and Vera Marzot. In 2008, after winning a IUAV u...

Marta Eguilior

Opera stage director

www.martaeguilior.com Stage director and set designer from Bilbao (Spain) Study in the stage direction of opera at the Higher Institute of Art of the Colon Theater in Buenos Aires – thanks to scholarships from both the Provincial Council of Bizkaia and the Teatro Colón Foundation. In addition, she has studied with renowned stage management professionals such as: Andrés Lima, Cecilia Ru...

Frederik Boni

Opera Stage Director

I was born in Bologna (IT) the 1992, into an artistic family. Since my childhood, I have had a passion for opera and contemporary art. In 2014 I graduated from the University of Bologna, Department of Performing Arts, with a degree in the history of stage directing. In 2015 I got a Master's degree in opera stage directing in Verona, in collaboration with Academy "Silvio D'Amico"Roma. ...

Mirko Radonjic

Theater director

Mirko Radonjić is a visual artist and a theater director. Graduated painting at Faculty of Fine Arts (Cetinje, Montenegro) and theater directing at Faculty of Dramatic Arts (Cetinje, Montenegro). Before deciding to work in theater he exhibited his art in various solo and joint exhibitions (Montenegro, Serbia, Austria, United Kingdom). As a theater director he worked at Montenegrin National ...

Alexandra Lacroix is a French stage director. She started acting at the age of 9 and studied scenography at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris (graduated in 2005). In addition to her formation, she assisted Raymonde Couvreu on scenography and video of Caligula (2005, choregraphy by N.Leriche) at the Opéra national de Paris, Marion Hewlett on the lightings of Brand, H....

Enrolled in Verona Opera Academy. Previous experience as set and costume designer, videomaker and actress.

Mariana Ciolfi

Regisseur

Actress Regisseur Fisical trainer for Singers Regie coordinator at the Teatro Colón Buenos Aires and Stage Manager

giulia Giammona

Director/Spielleiter/directing assistant

I live for the opera. Since 2017 I am working at a big german Opera house as an assistant director and Spielleiter and meanwhile producing and starting off doing projects as a opera stage director

Opera director. Bachellor in directing from Colon Theatre Institute in Argentina and master in opera at Accademia per L'opera italiana di Verona.

Victor Zaharia

Opera and theatre director

I am an operatic stage director with lots of experience on the stage as a soloist and choir member, with a degree in theatre directing and a big hunger for working with singers.

Rennik-Jan Neggers

Stage Director

Stage director from The Netherlands, who has also been working at the Dutch National Opera in dramaturgy. He has attended the opera creation workshop in Aix-en-Provence and is the artistic leader of Studio Salix.

FXXX BXXXXX

Artistic Director

FXXX is a director and writer based in London and working internationally. He was the winner of the 2015 Genesis Future Directors Award at the Young Vic, and directed Man: 3 Plays by Tennessee Williams which sold out the Clare theatre. He held the 2015 Lina Bo Bardi Fellowship, appointed by the British Council and Sesc São Paulo, and is developing an architecture-theatre collaboration funded by...

Freja Friberg Lyme

Stage director

Danish opera stage director educated at Verona Opera Academy

Robin Norton-Hale

Artistic Director

Robin is the founding Artistic Director and Chief Executive of OperaUpClose, an award-winning opera company with a focus on inventive new English-language productions of classic operas, and premieres of new chamber operas. She has recently been named as an Artist in Residence at Oxford Playhouse. Robin has also directed and written for main stage and mid-scale productions for theatre and opera...

Xolane Marman

Stage Artistic Director

In his studies and international stage competitions, Xolane was awarded Diploma for Senior Vocal in Opera at the Knysna / Plett Eisteddfod competition and awarded Gold Certificate in 2009. In 2007, he had his first recording experience that was funded by the UK Lottery, with Joint Effort at Peace of Eden Recording Studio and toured England, performing in theatres and concerts halls around Do...

Victoria Stevens

Stage Director, Soprano

South African stage director and opera singer based in Verona. I hold a Masters degree in Stage Direction and a masters in opera performance. I have worked with the Arena di Verona, Teatro Regio di Parma, Teatro Giuseppe Verdi di Salerno, Lyric Opera Studio Weima, Clyde Opera Glasgow, Mezzano Romantica Festival, Cape Town Opera, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and the University of Cape Town Op...

Elena Stoyanova

Opera and Musical Stage director; Assistant-director

I am a young Bulgarian stage opera director.My productions "Suor Angelica" and "Gianni Schicchi" opened the 2016-2017 season of the State Opera Plovdiv, and Suor Angelica won the prestigious award "Plovdiv" for mastery in the representation of a main character in the Music department.Recently I have directed the world Premiere of two new Bulgarian operas by Albena Vratchanska - Love and Jea...

Nina Brazier

Stage Director

I am a British stage director based in Frankfurt, having trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London and Exeter University. I have directed productions at the Royal Festival Hall London, for Buxton, Ryedale and Stockholm Interplay Festivals among others, and I am a visiting director at the Royal College of Music in London. Upcoming productions include the world premiere of Swan’s In...

Vladan Djurkovic

Opera director

Vladan Djurkovic (1987) is Serbian theatre director. He studied on Faculty ofdramatics arts in Belgrade in class of famous theatre director Egon Savin. Currently he is onthird year of Doctoral studies in theatre and audio-visual arts (research interests: opera,operetta and musical). From 2011. he works at Youth Theatre DADOV as artistic director. ...

Natalija Stankovic

Assistant stage director

Natalija Stanković is born in Belgrade, Serbia. She graduated from the Piano Department at Mokranjac Music School and Natural Sciences and Mathematics Department at First Belgrade Gymnasium. She earned a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in music theory at Faculty of Music in Belgrade, Department of Music Theory. Both her bachelor and master thesis focus on interdisciplinary analysis of opera.

Laura Venturini

Set Designer (assistant)

Graduated with 2nd Level Degree at the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice (Scenografia - Architettura di Scena). Since 2013 I'm working as assistant of Set Designer Massimo Checchetto, mostly in Teatro La Fenice in Venice.

2010 – 2015 5-year diploma Program at the Russian University of Theatrical Art (GITIS), Department of Musical Theater. Workshop study theater under the management of People’s Artist of Russia, creative head and main director of the Moscow Helicon - Opera Musical Theater, Professor of GITIS Dmitry Bertman. Specialization - Musical Theater Direction

Nikolay Cherkasov

Production Manager, Stage Director

Staged and produced 19 musical and dramatic productions. Overlooked technical and administrative departments. Worked with personnel on all levels. Supervised and planned production schedule. Selected scripts and hired production staff.

Ivona Kustudic

Actress, producer

I'm a professional actress, (BFA Academy of Arts inBelgrade, MFA New York Film Academy), and the producer and member of KOMUNA, the association of young artists, that is in the process of making a new theatre show in Belgrade based on an awarded play writen by a famous Croatian writer and directed by Marija Lipkovski.

Jug Djordjevic was born in Vranje in 1993. He is currently enrolled at his final year of Theatre and Radio Directing, Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade. Jug has been involved in many productions of plays and musicals as assistant director in Belgrade since 2012. Some of them are: Mamma Mia, by Catherine Johnson; The Phantom of the, by Adrew Lloyd Weber (Terazije Theatre, Belgrade); Mary Stuart...

Max Hoehn

Director

Max Hoehn is the winner of the 2015 Independent Opera Director Fellowship Competition and a finalist for the ongoing European Opera Directors Prize. He was nominated as Best Young Director at the 2016 International Opera Awards. Productions include 'Biedermann and the Arsonists' (Independent Opera at Sadler's Wells), 'The Waiter's Revenge (Birmingham Opera Company) and 'The Emperor of Atlantis ...

Aïda Gabriëls graduated in performative arts at Ghent University. She's been active as a stage director assistant and dramaturge for several opera and theatre projects in Belgium and the Netherlands. As a stage director assistant she was collaborating with Sjaron Minailo for La Monnaie in Brussels (Medúlla & To Be Sung) and Hollandfestival in Amsterdam (The Transmigration of Morton F.). Spring ...

Eleonora Firenze

Stazioni di Transito with Der Kaiser von Atlantis and Il lamento di Arianna- Then New composition "Silvia"

Degree in Science of Cultural Goods - Story and preservation of theatrical, cinematographic, television broadcast and radiophonic goods, with full marks 110 cum laude, after three years of application. Then at University of Milan, Faculty of Letters and Phylosophy a Specialistic Degree in Science of Spectacle and Multimedial communication, with full marks 110 cum laude. I wrote the book “Mi...

Ana Popovic

Theatre director

I am a theatre director and co-founder of art group "Tri grosa". During 2013-2014 I was a holder of Indonesian government scholarship "Darmasiswa" and spent in Central Java a year at University ISI Surakarta researching traditional shadow puppet theatre which resulted with my master thesis defended in Indonesian Embassy in Belgrade with highest mark. Currently I am a part of Next Generation Wor...

Maria Concetta Gravagno

Stage director assistant

Actress and stage director assistant. She graduated in Paolo Grassi Drama School in Milan and she worked as stage director assistant for Federico Grazzini at Opera Theater in Nice, for Carlo Pasquini in Montepulciano Festival and for Roberto Pizzuto and Damiano Michieletto at Comunale Theater in Bologna. In October 2016 she will take part as director at Biennale College of Venice with the short...

VINCENT THOMAS

Artistic Director, Pellegrini Opera (Ottawa, Canada)

Artistic Director of Pellegrini Opera, based in Ottawa, Canada - The capital's only full-service Opera production house. Live and Love Opera - I am a big picture director, and always think outside the box - a cooperative, team oriented leader able to rally a production team and company to it's best potential.

Young polish multitasking artist living in italy. Stage director, set& costume designer, ilustrator, stylist. Student of opera directing on Verona Accademia per l'opera italiana.

sharon mohar

singing is ACTING

Artistic director of “Les Maitres Sonneurs” Opera Company, based in Toulouse, France. Founded in 2014 with conductor Valerio Civano from La Scala, “Les Maitres Sonneurs” promotes opera as a theatrical and accessible art for all, and functions in part as a laboratoir lyrique, offering coaching and acting lessons for singers. Ms. Mohar has a long-standing collaboration with pianist Yonathan Avis...

Julien Fisera

Stage director

I am a French and English stage director born in 1978 and founder of the Espace Commun Company, based in Paris. I have studied directing in England (Royal Holloway University of London), in the USA (University of Texas at Austin) and completed a Master of Arts degree in Performing Arts at the Sorbonne University. As a stage director I have shown my work in France, USA, Mexico, Brazil, Morocco, ...

Martin Mangelinck

Stage Director

Martin Mangelinck grew up in Belgium and studied Fine Art and Drama at Liège and Brussel. He has worked mainly with Keith Warner, Willy Decker, Stephane Braunschweig. In 1991 he joined the Opera Royal of Wallonie (Liège, Belgium) and was Trainee Director there 1991–3. He has also been Trainee Director of the Opera de La Monnaie of Brussel 2000-3 ( Antonio Pappano conductor) . He is current...

Luca Pellizzaroli

Stage Director - Stage Manager

Born in Milan; Luca Pellizzaroli has worked in the planning and organization of cultural events since his youth. In the 1994 he worked for Asolo Musica Association as a their Tutor for a program on "String Quartet" sponsored by European Social Fund. Since 1995 he has been collaborating with the Institute of Music of Treviso (Italy) as a "Prod. Manager-Event Coord.” managing and organizing conce...

Sally Blackwood

Artistic Director

Background: Born, Australia. Post Graduate Directing, National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), 2006. Bachelor of Arts (Double Major Theatre/Film, French), University of New South Wales (UNSW), 1997. Sally is a director; producer; production, operations & tour manager; writer and French interpreter. Production credits include: circus; opera; theatre; orchestral, cabaret & vocal ensemble ...

Ana Grigorović was born in Belgrade in 1987. She graduated Theatre and Radio Directing, Faculty of Dramatic Arts in 2012. Gained elementary education in piano, music pedagogy and solo singing in Music school "Mokranjac", Belgrade. Worked as an assistant director both in drama and opera: Death and the Dervish, by Meša Selimović; Der Fliegende Holländer, by Richard Wagner; Tosca, by Giacomo Pu...

Tadija Miletić

Opera director

After fifteen years of musical education at Music school "Stankovic" on piano, music theory and opera singing, gained a diploma in playwriting in the class of Sinisa Kovacevic in Academy of Arts, and master degree on theater direction on Academy of Arts in Novi Sad. Work in Opera and Theater Madlenianum since 2007. In December 2011, together with two dozen successful young artists formed the or...

Rodula Gaitanou

Opera director

Athens born, Paris trained, London based opera director. Nominated for Best Director and for Best Opera in the 2013 Helpmann awards in Australia. Former Young Artist stage director at the Royal Opera House - Covent Garden. Rodula has worked as a director for the Royal Opera House -Covent Garden, Scottish Opera, Hobart Baroque, British Youth Opera, Greek National Opera, the Guildhall School of M...

Ivana Dragutinovic Maricic

principal opera stage director

Work in Opera at the National Theatre in Belgrade for more than 15 years. Have made a lot of performances, concerts and celebrations. I also teach on the Academy Of Fine Arts in Belgrade and Opera Studio in the National Theatre.

LUCAS SIMON

Director

Lucas Simon is a french director who lives in Italy. He study architecture in Marseille, where he started working in different theatres such as Toursky and La Criée. In 2008 he joined Charles Rouband as Assistant Director, working on Aida and La Veuve Joyeuse at Opera de Marseille and I Puritani at Opera de Toulon. He was introduced to the art of the « operette » by the L’Huillier’s. He ass...

Federico Grazzini

Theatre and Opera Director

Born in Florence in 1982 ,he graduates in 2008 at the Scuola d'Arte Drammatica Paolo Grassi in Milan, directing "Expoi", first performed at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano. Since 2007 he directs and designs lights for many Theatre and Opera productions in Italy and Europe, like "Carmina Burana" by C.Orff at Teatro Dal Verme in Milan, "Hansel and Gretel" by E.Humperdinck and "Rigoletto" by G.Ve...

Cristian Taraborrelli

Stage director

I'm a stage director, set and costume designer. I was born in Rome, in 1970. My artistic job include opera, plays and dramatic works and multimedia events, combining different disciplines, techniques and traditions. I’ve worked with some of the best composers: Luis Bacalov (Estaba la madre, Y Borges cuenta que), Gualtiero Dazzi (Le luthier de Venice), Fabrizio De Rossi Re (Biancaneve ovv...

Sofija Perovic

Stage director

Sofija Perovic is Doctor of Musical Arts and Phd in Literature (both from University of Belgrade) - harpsichordist, stage director, actress, literary critic and author, she holds three master’s degrees: in harpsichord from the Faculty of Music, University of Arts in Belgrade (class of professors Miloš Petrović and Zorica Ćetković), in French literature from the Faculty of Philology, University...

I'm a stage director, I graduated at Academy of direction at Teatro alla Scala of Milan. I love contemporary opera and I'm sure that if the contemporary opera exit from the old cage of theatre and burst into the heart of the city, a lot of people will look at it with a different eye.

Pedro Ribeiro

Opera Stage Director

Portuguese stage director Pedro Ribeiro holds a Licentiatura degree in Stage Direction and a BA in Theatre Production and Techniques - Acting and Movement from the Escola Superior de Musica e das Artes do Espetaculo do IPP (School of Music and Performing Arts of the University of Oporto). He has also completed the Opera Stage Directing Course of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and the Harp C...

Morten K. Roesen

Freelance director and Dramaturge

Morten K. Roesen, Opera Stage Director. CV, Video & Pictures of his production can be seen here https://truelinked.com/morten.k..roesen Morten K. Roesen was born Denmark in 1984. He holds a MA in Dramaturgy from Aarhus University. He worked as assistant director at The Royal Danish Theatre, The Danish National Opera, Aarhus Theatre, and Teatret ved Sorte Hest. He was intern by Kaspe...

Stefania Panighini studied at National Academy of Dramatic Arts in Rome and at the Conservatory “Giuseppe Verdi” in Turin. She is also graduate in Musicology at the Turin University. In 2004 she wins the Prize “Idee per Alfieri” (Festival Astiteatro) and then begins to work at Teatro Regio of Torino, Teatro Valli of Reggio Emilia, Teatro Comunale of Bologna, Teatro Pavarotti of Mode...

Cameron Menzies

Stage Director

Award winning stage director Cameron Menzies has worked in Opera and Theatre, having worked with Opera Australia, Victorian Opera, Sydney Theatre Company, Malthouse Theatre, Short Black Opera Company, Victorian College of the Arts Opera, The Opera Studio Melbourne, Australian National Academy of Music, Deutsche Oper, Berlin and Oper Köln. First trained in acting at the Ensemble Acting Studi...

Krystian Lada

coordinator of European Opera Days in the Netherlands

Gathering artists together, combining different perspectives and traditions, disciplines and techniques; stimulating conversations between practitioners across various art forms and professional sectors – that is what interests me in my every day artistic praxis between opera and creative activism.

After an experiment as assistant of Olivier Py in "Mathis der Mahler" Hindemith in Opéra National de Paris, I specialized in lyrics and operas (Don Giovanni, Madama Butterfly, Offenbach, Zarzuelas,...) that I created in Festival Toulouse d' Eté, Opera de Massy, Palais Longchamp & Théâtre Silvain of Marseille,... I work in collaboration with many musicians. That's how I founded in 2006 with F....

Niv Hoffman

Opera Stage Director

Freelance Stage Director, currently Staff Assistant at the Wiener Staatsoper. I have been working at the Tel Aviv Opera for over 10 years, beginning as a Stage manager, and graduating to assistant, and finally director. I have directed most, if not all, of the opera studio productions, at the opera and with different orchestras outside of it. On the main stage I have staged 2 productions for ch...

Laura Bowler

Composer. Director. Mezzo-Soprano. Conductor

I am the Founder and Artistic Director of Size Zero Opera, a chamber opera company specialising in the commissioning and production of new, innovative opera from emerging international composers with emerging opera creatives and performers. We were recently described as "holding the torch for the future of new opera" in Classical Music magazine. As a director I have worked with my own company a...

Edward Franko

Artistic Director, TrypTych Concert and Opera

Edward Franko has distinguished himself in his career as a stage director, lyric tenor, educator and producer. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Edward has directed over 60 operatic, musical theatre and theatrical works. A big proponent of new works, he has directed the world premiere of Brian Finley/ Ken Tizzard’s musical The Selfish Giant at Westben Arts Festival Theatre where he ha...

M. Seth Yorra

Director

Seth Yorra was born into a strangely schizophrenic world at the intersection of art and the social sciences at the end of World War II. Some eighty years ago, his mother was a notable actress on Boston’s regional stage, playing numerous roles in Shakespeare’s dramas, and moonlighting as a hospital administrator, while his father was a lawyer and musician, who, after successfully auditioning for...

John La Bouchardiere

Opera director

I directed 'Don Giovanni' for Operosa in 2007. Many of the photos on this site are from that production.