DIRECTOR

Sean Cooper has established himself as a versatile director who flourishes in a wide range of repertoire and styles.

 

Recent projects include stage director for Susannah, starring Mark Delavan, with Toledo Opera, Don Giovanni with First Coast Opera, and with the Baroque Aria Ensemble at the Manhattan School of Music.  He minored in stage direction at the University of Memphis. At Bowling Green State University, Dr. Cooper mounted successful productions of Le nozze di Figaro, Dido and Aeneas, L’incornazione di Poppea, The Old Maid and the Thief, Savitri, The Telephone, and Pelléas et Mélisande, which was a finalist in the National Opera Association’s annual opera scenes competition.

 

An avid outreach enthusiast, Cooper served as co-director of the Toledo Opera Summer Camp, and directed H.M.S. Pinafore while functioning as the Operetta Director at the Interlochen Arts Camp. 

 

Dr. Cooper has performed on Broadway and with numerous regional symphonies and opera houses, giving him a unique perspective on the vast spectrum of what can be defined as musical theater. When directing in a foreign language, he contributes supertitles; this born out of the attention to detail demanded of his musicological pursuits. In this area, he has presented for the Mozart Society of America, College Music Society’s national conference, the Toledo Opera Lecture Series, and has published award-winning articles specific to Mozart scholarship. Sean is also a guest lecturer for the Metropolitan Opera Guild.

STAGE DIRECTION

 
 

CREDITS

 

Baroque Over Coffee

 

Susannah 

 

Don Giovanni

 

Dido and Aeneas + 

The Masque of Love 

 

Le nozze di Figaro

 

HMS Pinafore

 

Pelléas et Mélisande 

 

Terminally Handel (composite opera) 

 

L’incoronazione di Poppea 

 

Old Maid and the Thief 

 

 

The Telephone

 

Savitri (Holst)

 

Mozart Opera Scenes

 

 

La Bohème

 

 

The Judgment of Solomon(Handel) 

 

 

Amelia Goes to the Ball 

 

Manhattan School of Music 2016

 

Toledo Opera 2015

 

First Coast Opera 2015

 

Bowling Green State University 2012

 

 

Bowling Green State University 2011

 

Interlochen Arts Camp 2011

 

Bowling Green State University 2011

 

Bowling Green State University 2010

 

 

Bowling Green State University 2010

 

Old Maid and the Thief Bowling Green State University 2009

 

Bowling Green State University 2009

 

Bowling Green State University 2009

 

Mozart Opera Scenes Bowling Green State University 2008

 

La Bohème University of Memphis (assistant) 2005

 

Manhattan School of Music 2002

(Baroque Aria Ensemble)

 

Manhattan School of Music (assistant) 2000

 

Susannah
Susannah
Le Nozze di Figaro
Le Nozze di Figaro
Le Nozze di Figaro
 

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119 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023

www.encompassarts.com

Tel: 212/439/8055

 

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