Nicolette Molnár - Director
Nicolette was educated at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York before studying directing under the late Götz Friedrich at the Hochschüle für Musik und darstellende Kunst, in Hamburg, Germany. She was a Staff Director with English National Opera from 1987 until 1994 and regularly directed the Apprentice Artist Scenes at the Santa Fe Opera from 1996 until 2005. In January 2006, she was appointed the position of the Andrew F. Mellon Arts and Knowledge Fellow for the winter term at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Future engagements include Dialogues des Carmélites at the Utah Opera. Her past productions include Don Giovanni (Utah Opera), Carmen (Portland Opera), Michael Daugherty’s Jackie O, the world premieres of The Dreamy Kid and De Organizer by James P. Johnson (University of Michigan); Roméo et Juliette (Utah Opera); directing Weill’s Street Scene (Portland Opera); Giovanni (Atlanta Opera, Seattle Opera Young Artist Program, Wolf Trap Opera); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Royal College of Music, London, De Nieuwe Opera Akademie, den Haag); Der Fliegende Holländer (Atlanta Opera, Orlando Opera); Die Entfürung aus dem Serail (Lake George Opera, NY); Cenerentola, The Turn of the Screw (University of Michigan); Associate Director of Kurt Weill’s Street Scene (Lyric Opera of Chicago); Madame Butterfly (Co- Opera/Opera Ireland); Eugene Onegin (Opera Ontario); Così fan tutte (Atlanta Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Santa Fe Opera, English National Opera); Turandot (Orlando Opera); Tosca (Opera Ontario, Orlando Opera); The National Opera Studio Showcase (Queen Elizabeth Hall); Ariadne auf Naxos, I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Castleward Opera, Belfast); the “Indoor Version” of Fidelio (Bregenzer Festspiele, Austria); Maria Stuarda (Caledonian Opera in London); Lakmé (Dublin Grand Opera/Opera Ireland); Finnissey’s Vaudeville (Warsaw Autumn Festival); Eine Nacht in Venedig (Eduard von Winterstein Theater, Annaberg-Buchholz, Germany); L’Elisir d’Amore (Stadttheater Luzern, Switzerland); Balfe’s The Rose of Castile (Wexford, Ireland).