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Stage Director

Kristine McIntyre makes her directorial debut in the 2018-19 season, directing the company premiere of Heggie’s Moby-Dick. Ms. McIntyre has directed more than 80 operas across the U.S. with a focus on new, contemporary, and American works. Productions include Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer’s Moby-Dick (Utah Opera, Pittsburgh Opera), Heggie’s Dead Man Walking (Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Des Moines Metro Opera, Madison Opera), the world premieres of Louis Karchin’s Jane Eyre (Center for Contemporary Opera, New York) and Mark Lanz Weiser and Amy Punt’s The Place Where You Started (Portland State University). Other recent projects include Britten’s Billy Budd and Peter Grimes as well as As One (Kaminsky / Campbell / Reed) and David T. Little’s Soldier Songs (Des Moines Metro Opera), Jonathan Dove’s Flight (Pittsburgh Opera, Austin Lyric Opera), Jake Heggie’s The End of the Affair (Lyric Opera of Kansas City) and Three Decembers (Des Moines Metro Opera), Robert Aldridge’s Elmer Gantry (Tulsa Opera), Carlisle Floyd’s Of Mice and Men (Utah Opera, Austin Opera, Tulsa Opera), the world premier of Kirke Mechem’s John Brown (Lyric Opera of Kansas City), new productions of Weill’s Street Scene and Copland’s The Tender Land (Michigan Opera Theater) and Lee Hoiby’s Bon Appétit, a staged concert version of Barber’s Vanessa (Toledo Opera) and the world premiere of Gans-Morse’s The Canticle of the Black Madonna (Newmark Theater, Portland).

Upcoming projects include Catán’s Florencia en el Amazonas for Madison Opera, a new production of Flight for DMMO, the L.A. premiere of Weiser’s The Place Where you Started, a new version of her 50-minute bilingual Barber of Seville for Atlanta Opera, productions of Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Leoncavallo/Pagliacci’s  Cav / Pag as well as a revival of her film-noir Don Giovanni for Palm Beach Opera, a new production of Puccini’s La rondine for Oberlin in Italy and a new production of Berg’s Wozzeck. In addition, her new Moby-Dick production will travel  Chicago Opera Theater in 2019 and to the Teatre Liceu in Barcelona in 2020.

Ms. McIntyre began her career at the San Francisco Opera and then spent eight years on the directing staff of the Metropolitan Opera where she directed revivals of La traviata, Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Luisa Miller, and directed La traviata on tour for the company in Japan and for HD broadcast as part of the Renée Fleming gala. With a background in theater, she was the founder and artistic director of everyman, a San Francisco-based theater company for which she directed and designed critically acclaimed productions of works by Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, and Howard Brenton. 

Ms. McIntyre has a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Georgetown University and Master’s in Theatre from the University of Hull in England.

Please visit her website for more information.