Tara Faircloth  

Stage Director    

Resume & Bio

Upcoming


 Le Nozze di Figaro
 Atlanta Opera 
 2015
 Eugene Onegin
 Arizona Opera
 2015
 Carmen
 Wolf Trap Opera
 2014
 Fidelio  Madison Opera
 2014 
 Il Ritorno d'Ulisse
 Rice University 
 2014
     

 Directing Experience

 H.M.S Pinafore 
Arizona Opera
 2013
 Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Utah Opera 
 2013
 L'elisir d'amore
Martina Arroyo's Prelude to Performance, NYC
 2013
 La fille du regiment Tulsa Opera
 2012
 Acis and Galatea
Ars Lyrica Houston 
 2012
  Gala Anniversary Performance 
Houston Grand Opera
 2012
 The Rake's Progress
Wolf Trap Opera
 2012
 The Bricklayer
 (world premiere)

Houston Grand Opera
 
 2012
 Il Trovatore
 Opera Colorado   2012
 Bernstein MASS
 St Cecilia Society, Houston
 2012
 Rigoletto Utah Opera  2012
 Sweeney Todd Wolf Trap Opera  2011
 Il Barbiere di Siviglia Tulsa Opera  2011
 Her Name Means the Sea
(world premiere)
Houston Grand Opera  2011
 La Dirindina Ars Lyrica Houston  2010
 Les Plaisirs de Versailles Ars Lyrica Houston  2010
 Mini Magic Flute Utah Opera  2010

 Rigoletto  (Miller Theatre prod)

 Houston Grand Opera

 2009

 The Face on the Barroom Floor

 Central City Opera

 2009,  2010

 Hansel & Gretel

 Tulsa Opera

 2009

 Savitri

 Grace Note Series

 2009

 Noye's Fludde

 Tulsa Opera

 2009


 Grace Note Series

 2006

 Dido & Aeneas   

 Mercury Baroque

 2008

 Die Zauberflote   

 Tulsa Opera

 2008

 Carmen     

 Amarillo Opera

 2007

 Don Pasquale

 Amarillo Opera

 2007

 La Traviata

 Amarillo Opera

 2006

 Die Fledermaus

 Opera in the Heights

 2006

 La Descente d'Orphee aux Enfers

 Ars Lyrica Houston

 2005

 The Little Flute

 Opera in the Ozarks

 2005

 Acteon

 Ars Lyrica Houston

 2005

 Cain: il primo Omicidio

 Ars Lyrica Houston

 2004




 

Educational Tours &
Scenes Programs

 

 

The Velveteen Rabbit  Houston Grand Opera 11
Romeo & Juliet
 Houston Grand Opera
11
A Way Home  Houston Grand Opera 10
How Nanita Learned to Make Flan  Houston Grand Opera 09
"Sugar & Spice"  Utah Opera 10

Hansel & Gretel

 Tulsa Opera

 09

 Opera a la Carte

 Central City Opera

 07,08

 Grand Finale

 Merola Opera Program

 06

 "Mini" Grapes of Wrath

"One Enchanted Evening"

 Utah Opera
 Utah Opera

 06
 08



Assistant Directing Experience


Lyric Opera of Chicago
 La Clemenza di Tito 
 La Traviata

 The Sound of Music 
Hansel & Gretel
 
 David McVicar
 Arin Arbus
 Marc Bruni
 Eric Einhorn (Richard Jones)
 
2014
2013
2014
2012

Houston Grand Opera Ariadne auf Naxos
 John Cox
2011
Lucia di Lammermoor  John Doyle 2011
Peter Grimes  Neil Armfield 2010

 

Turn of the Screw

 Neil Armfield

2010


Lohengrin  Daniel Slater 2009

Rigoletto
 Lindy Hume
2009
Colorado Opera Tosca  Ron Daniels 2010

Atlanta Opera

 Madama Butterfly

 Bernard Uzan

2008

Central City Opera Orpheus in the Underworld  Marc Astafan 2010

 

 Rinaldo

 Marc Astafan

 2009

 

 Susannah

 Michael Ehrman

 2008

 

 La Traviata

 Justin Way

 2007

 Dallas Opera     

 Tosca

 Guilio Chazalettes

 2008

 

 Macbeth

 Bernard Uzan

 2007

 

 La Rondine

 Michael Scarola

 2007

 

 Il Barbiere di Siviglia

 Helena Binder

 2006

 

 Carmen

 Markus Richter

 2004

 Utah Opera

 Tosca

 Stephanie Sundine

 2008

 

 La Traviata

 Pam Berlin

 2006

 

 La Rondine

 Michael Scarola

 2006

 Merola Opera Program

 Il Matrimonio Segreto

 Nicola Bowie

 2006

 Mercury Baroque

 Acis & Galatea 

 Dominic Walsh 

 2006

 

 Don Quichotte

 Kate Pogue

 2005

 

 Le Devin du Village

 Kate Pogue/

 Catherine Turocy

 2004

Stage director Tara Faircloth’s work has been seen in opera houses around the nation. Critics hailed her “incisive, tightly meshed direction” (Opera News) for The Rake's Progress at Wolf Trap Opera, calling it “a simple and elegant production” (The Washington Post). She has directed two world premieres with the Houston Grand Opera's East+West series (Her Name Means The Sea and The Bricklayer) and has a thriving career in regional houses such as Wolf Trap Opera, Utah Opera, Arizona Opera, Tulsa Opera and Opera Colorado (Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Rigoletto, Die Zauberflöte, Hänsel & Gretel, etc.). The baroque repertoire is of special interest to Ms. Faircloth, who made her directorial debut with Ars Lyrica Houston’s production ofCain: Il primo omicidio in 2003, and has since designed and directed a number of shows for the company, including Charpentier’s Actéon and La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers. She has created productions of Dido & Aeneas for Ars Lyrica at the Festival di Musica Barroca in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and for Mercury Baroque in collaboration with the Dominic Walsh Dance Theater. 

This season, Ms. Faircloth has two exciting company debuts:  Le Nozze di Figaro with Atlanta Opera, and Fidelio at Madison Opera.  In addition, she makes a welcome return to Wolf Trap Opera for a new production of Carmen, and Arizona Opera, where she will be directing her first Eugene Onegin.    

Ms. Faircloth has worked extensively on directing staff with such companies as Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Central City Opera, and Dallas Opera, and as such, has worked on some of the most complicated operas in the repertoire, assisting international directors and preparing cover casts of some of the best performers in our industry.  She is increasingly sought out for her skills as an adapter and has created such pieces as theMini” Grapes of Wrath, One Enchanted Evening (an operetta pastiche), and the Mini” Magic Flute, commissions of Opera in the Ozarks and Utah Symphony & Opera. She has a private coaching studio in Houston, Texas, as regularly works with the talented singers in the Houston Grand Opera Studio and Rice University.