Kristine McIntyre


Stage director Kristine McIntyre has directed more than 100 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, Chicago Opera Theater, Opera San Jose); 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 (Art Share, LA); new productions of Wozzeck, Billy Budd (regional Emmy award) and Peter Grimes as well as As One (Kaminsky / Campbell / Reed), Glory Denied and Soldier Songs (Des Moines Metro Opera), Jonathan Dove’s Flight (Pittsburgh Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Austin Opera), Jake Heggie’s The End of  the Affair (Lyric Opera of Kansas City) and Three Decembers (Des Moines Metro Opera); Florencia en el Amazonas (Madison Opera),  Elmer Gantry (Tulsa Opera), Of Mice and Men (Utah Opera, Austin Opera, Tulsa Opera), the world premiere of Kirke Mechem’s John Brown (Lyric Opera of Kansas City); new productions of Street Scene, The Tender Land (Michigan Opera Theater) and Lee Hoiby's Bon Appétit; a staged concert version of Vanessa (Toledo Opera) and the world premiere of The Canticle of the Black Madonna (Newmark Theater, Portland).

Recently named Artistic Consultant to Des Moines Metro Opera, upcoming projects include a digital workshop and world premiere of Mark Lanz Weiser and Amy Punt's new opera Galaxies in Her Eyes - the first opera ever written specifically for a planetarium, a new production of Handel's Semele for Pittsburgh Opera, a new production of Sweeney Todd for Des Moines Metro Opera, two revivals of her production of Jonathan Dove's Flight, and several operas for the digital sphere.

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