2015–16 Season: Revival Director of Il Barbiere di Siviglia
Roy Rallo started his career in opera at Southern California’s Long Beach Opera, where he was artistic administrator for six years, and where he produced over 15 new productions of opera, as well as directed his own productions of Mozart’s Lucio Silla, Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle, and Strauss’ Elektra. In Europe he has directed Donizetti’s Don Pasquale and his own music theater evening Methusalem Projekt for the Nationaltheater and Staatskapelle Weimar, as well as Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos for l‘Opera National de Bordeaux. He has co-directed Gluck’s L’Isle de Merlin for the Spoleto Festival, Charleston, Verdi’s Aida for the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, and Bizet’s Carmen for the Nationaltheater, Mannheim with Christopher Alden. He has mounted revivals of director Richard Jones’ Pique Dame and Johannes Schaaf’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia for San Francisco Opera, Nicolas Brieger’s Idomeneo in Barcelona and Hamburg, Jossi Wieler’s Alcina in Lyon, and Christopher Alden’s Turandot in New Zealand and the David Hockney/John Cox production of The Rake’s Progress for Utah Opera and Portland Opera. Roy is a returning teacher, stage director, and coach for San Francisco Opera Center’s Merola Opera program and Adler Fellowship program, for whom he has staged Mozart’s La Finta Giardiniera and Barber of Seville. He has been a guest professor at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and lectured at the University of San Francisco, New York City’s Parsons School of Design, and the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. He will direct The Rake’s Progress for Pittsburgh Opera later this season.