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Nathan Troup

Nathan Troup was recently named Boston Lyric Opera's Emerging Artist-Stage Director for the 2015/16 and 2016/17 seasons. Upcoming highlights include Madama Butterfly for Hubbard Hall Opera Theater, Alcina and Dark Sisters for Boston Conservatory and The Werther Project for Boston University. Season 2015/16 highlights include La Traviata and The Marriage of Figaro for Boston Conservatory; new-works residency at Brandeis University with experimental opera company Guerilla Opera; touring production of Montsalvatge's El Gato con Botas in a co-production with Boston Conservatory, OperaHub and Puppet Showplace Theater; a new production of Elena Langer's Four Sisters for Boston Opera Collaborative; and continued collaboration with live performance at Museum of Fine Arts - Boston. In summer 2016, he joined the Santa Fe Opera as assistant director on a new production of Don Giovanni. 

2014/15 season highlights include The Rake's Progress (for Boston Conservatory); La Calisto for Simpson College; Song of the Mud: Music of WW1 (Museum of Fine Arts - Boston); The Abduction from the Seraglio (Emmanuel Music). For Des Moines Metro Opera, ​he's served on the Apprentice Artist Program staff as stage director and assistant stage director for company's 2014 and 2015 seasons as well as directed their children's opera touring production for OperaIowa!. 

2013/14 season highlights include Voyage à Paris and the Boston premiére of Sumeida's Song (Boston Opera Collaborative); The Rape of Lucretia and La voix humaine (Boston Conservatory); associate director A Little Night Music (Emmanuel Music); Amahl and the Night Visitors (Boston University); Dido and Aeneas (Viterbo University); No Exit (Guerilla Opera). 2012/2013 highlights include Transformations (Boston Conservatory); Riders to the Sea (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston); A Verdi Celebration with Eric Owens, A Wagner Celebration with Lise Lindstrom, and Diamond Dreams in collaboration with the National Baseball Hall of Fame (Glimmerglass Festival). 

Nathan Troup joined the faculty of The Boston Conservatory in 2011 and currently serves as Associate Director of Opera Studies. His Conservatory directing credits include The Rape of Lucretia, Transformations, L’enfant et les Sortilèges, L’heure espagnole, La voix humaine, Flower and Hawk, and Riders to the Sea at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, as well as the children’s operas Fables...and other fables (which he conceived and curated around Ned Rorem’s mini-operas Fables), and The Bremen Town Musicians. He is artistic director of the Conservatory's Children's Opera series, Troubadours (opera outreach programming), and is a faculty advisor for the Conservatory's music honor society Pi Kappa Lambda. He has spearheaded the department's partnerships with community cultural organizations including collaborations with Boston's Museum of Fine Arts, the French Cultural Center of Boston, and the Boston Children's Museum. He also serves on the faculty of the Boston University Opera Institute where his credits include The Traviata Project, Dido and Aeneas, Gianni Schicchi, Fables and Heggie on Heggie with composer Jake Heggie.  

Troup’s work achieved national attention with his original staging of Curtis K. Hughes' Say It Ain't So, Joe (based on the Sarah Palin/Joe Biden 2008 Vice Presidential debates) for Guerilla Opera. His staging of Peter Maxwell Davies' Eight Songs for a Mad King received the 2009 Best of Boston recognition from the Boston Phoenix. He has been a guest artist on the faculties of the New England Conservatory, Webster University (St. Louis, MO) and Viterbo University (LaCrosse, WI). He made his Wolf Trap Opera Company debut in summer 2012 directing the Studio Spotlight scenes program. He joined The Glimmerglass Festival as a Young Artist Stage Director in summer of 2013 assisting director/choreographer Jessica Lang (Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater) and director Francesca Zambello (David Lang’s the little match girl passion). As associate stage director at the Castleton Festival, he has remounted William Kerley's productions of Il tabarro and  Gianni Schicchi; Stravinsky's A Soldier's Tale with choreographer Faye Driscoll conducted by Maestro Lorin Maazel and featruing violinst Jennifer Koh; and Master Pedro's Puppet Show in collaboration with New York City's Puppet Kitchen. He has worked as an assistant director for productions at Boston Lyric Opera, Boston University, Opera Boston, the Castleton Festival, Fort Worth Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera and Santa Fe Opera.


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