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Stage Director

Brad Dalton* returns during the 2017-18 season to direct Così fan tutte, the North American premiere of Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella and The Flying Dutchman. Most recently, Mr. Dalton directed OSJ’s 2015-16 productions of Tosca and the company premiere of A Streetcar Named Desire, following his critically acclaimed OSJ productions of Rigoletto, The Magic Flute, Madama Butterfly, Il trovatore, Idomeneo, Faust, and the 2010 West Coast premiere of David Carlson’s Anna Karenina.

He has directed productions for opera companies throughout the United States and abroad, including San Francisco Opera, Metropolitan Opera, Washington Opera and the State Opera of South Australia. For his recent direction of Dead Man Walking for State Opera of South Australia, Mr. Dalton received the prestigious 2004 Helpmann award for “Best Director of an Opera” in Australia. Other productions recently directed include Alceste for Boston Opera, Il trovatore for San Francisco Opera, and A Streetcar Named Desire for Washington Opera – Kennedy Center and most recently, Los Angeles Opera.

Mr. Dalton has worked with such artists as Ruth Ann Swenson while directing the Met’s production of Il barbiere di Siviglia, and has served as an assistant director to Colin Graham for San Francisco Opera’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire, and Maurice Sendak for the Houston Grand Opera’s production of Die Zauberflöte.

Educated at Harvard University and the National Shakespeare Conservatory, Mr. Dalton was a Young Artist at the Tanglewood Institute, playing under the baton of Seiji Ozawa and Leonard Bernstein.

Visit Mr. Dalton’s website for additional information.

*Mr. Dalton’s directorship made possible, in part, by an artist fellowship gift from the San Jose Opera Guild.