Cara Consilvio

In the 2017-2018 season, Cara Consilvio will direct Afterlife and Dialogues of the Carmelites for Loyola University at NOLA, and The Merry Widow for The Hartt School of Music. Last season, she directed Hydrogen Jukebox for Chautauqua Opera, Hansel and Gretel for Tri-Cities Opera, and Street Scene for Loyola University at NOLA.  Other recent directing projects include educational outreach shows at Saratoga Opera, Tulsa Opera, Tri-Cities Opera and Chautauqua Opera. Consilvio also directed the 2014-2017 Chautauqua Studio Scenes program. She has been an assistant director for Portland Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Saratoga, Chautauqua Opera, and American Opera Projects. She will also assist at Boston Lyric Opera in the spring of 2018.  As an assistant director, Cara worked on the world premieres of As One and The Long Walk. Her teaching engagements include an adjunct lecturer position at the Boston University Opera Institute in 2014-2015, where she taught acting and directed the one-act operas Gallantry, and Fables as well as the scenes programs. Cara is the co-founder of Hup! Productions. Her film directing projects include her narrative short film C.I.T., which screened at eleven festivals last year.  As a film producer, Consilvio has produced the NEA Opera Honors video tributes, NEA Jazz Masters videos, and the New Works Forum OPERA America videos as well as narrative films, including the award winning Bowes Academy and an upcoming feature film called Camp Wedding. www.caraconsilvio.com