Stage director Tara Faircloth’s work has been seen in opera houses around the nation. Critics hailed her recent directorial debut at Lyric Opera of Chicago as a “wickedly funny, elegantly sung, cleverly directed production of Rossini’s The Barber of Seville.” In recent seasons, she created new productions of The Little Prince (Utah Opera), Ariadne auf Naxos (Wolf Trap Opera), Il re pastore (Merola Opera), Agrippina (Ars Lyrica Houston), and Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor (The Juilliard School).
The 2022-2023 season finds Ms. Faircloth working on a new production of The Cunning Little Vixen for the University of Michigan, the Houston Grand Opera Studio Showcase and several regional productions including La traviata at Virginia Opera, The Magic Flute at Arizona Opera, and Into the Woods at Tulsa Opera.
In the 2021-2022 season she helmed three new productions: La Traviata at Opera Santa Barbara and Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor with The Juilliard School, and a program with Ars Lyrica Houston entitled “Eternity and the Underworld” which paired Jonathan Dove’s The Other Euridice and Bach’s Ich habe genug. In addition, she revisited old favorite The Barber of Seville in a debut at The Dallas Opera.