Crossing from Theater Directing to Opera
Moderator(s): Yuval Sharon, stage director
Speaker(s): Ned Canty, stage director; James Marvel, stage director; Dona D. Vaughan, PORTopera
It’s not only what you know, it’s also who you know!
OPERA America brings you closer to the people you need to know, including managers, arts administrators and fellow artists at Making Connections — professional development and networking events in New York City. Come hear informative panel discussions with influential professionals in the field followed by receptions where you can enjoy refreshments and conversations with your peers.
Being a stage director in opera requires a unique set of skills. Panelists who successfully cross over from theater to opera will discuss:
• Working with opera singers vs. working with stage actors
• Relationships with conductors and stage managers
• Finding opportunities in both fields