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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.





Baroque Over Coffee




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


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

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