Faculty Profiles

Mary Birnbaum

Opera Workshop

Mary Birnbaum Nominated for “Best Newcomer” at the 2015 International Opera Awards, Mary Birnbaum is a director whose credits include the world premiere of Jeremy Denk and Steven Stucky’s The Classical Style (Carnegie Hall and the Ojai Festival), The Rape of Lucretia and Eugene Onegin (with conductor Matt Aucoin) at Juilliard, Barber of Seville and Hansel and Gretel (Houston), L’elisir d’amore (Teatro Nacional, Costa Rica), Otello (Taipei Philharmonic), plays by Lauren Yee and Joe Tracz at New World Symphony, and assisting Stephen Wadsworth on Masterclass (Broadway), King Roger (Santa Fe Opera) and the Ring Cycle (Seattle Opera). Upcoming, she directs Aida (Pacific Symphony), La Voix Humaine (National Sawdust), Giulio Cesare (Boston Baroque) and world premiere of KEPT by Kristin Kuster and Megan Levad (Virginia Arts Festival). She teaches acting for singers at Juilliard where she is the associate director of the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies program.
Website: http://www.marybirnbaum.com/