Scott Skiba

SkibaInterpretation and Movement

Scott is the Artistic Director of Cleveland Opera Theater where he has directed critically acclaimed productions of Tosca, La Rondine, Gianni Schicchi, Suor Angelica, La Bohème, Il Tabarro, Pagliacci, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Marguerite; a world premiere adaptation of Gounod’s Faust, The Pirates of Penzance, H.M.S. Pinafore, Il Segreto di Susanna, and the Cleveland premiere of the new vampire opera, Clarimonde.

Mr. Skiba has led more than 50 new operatic productions and continues to garner attention and praise for his innovative stage direction and clear storytelling. Upcoming engagements include new productions of Carmen for Asheville Lyric Opera and Teatro del Lago in Frutillar, Chile. Other upcoming engagements include A Streetcar Named Desire and Amahl and the Night Visitors in December and La Bohème with Cleveland Opera Theater in May, and The Student Prince with Opera Grand Rapids in June.

Scott has directed devised works and themed programs such as Unplugged, Fiesta, Portrait of a Diva, and Letters from Mary Stuart for Cleveland Opera Theater at the Cleveland Public Theatre, Die Csardasfürstin and Die Fledermaus for Opera Circle Cleveland, and as assistant director of Dialogues des Carmélites for Pittsburgh Opera.

Scott is the Executive Director of the Oberlin in Italy opera training program in Arezzo, Italy. He has directed new productions of Tobermory, Roman Fever and Trouble in Tahiti for the Oberlin Conservatory of Music Opera Theater, Serse and La finta giardiniera for Oberlin in Italy, The Crucible, and Falstaff for Martina Arroyo’s Role Preparation Program at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, The Medium, Too Many Sopranos and The Crucible for the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music, and The Pirates of Penzance, Dido & Aeneas, Orpheus in The Underworld, and The Spider for the Interlochen Opera Theater. He has also developed and directed directing the world-premiere New Opera Project collaboration between the Interlochen Opera Theater, Parallel 45 Theatre Company and the Inside Out Gallery in Traverse City, Michigan. Scott will return to Oberlin in Italy in Arezzo to direct Suor Angelica in July.

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