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Award-winning Stage Director Scott Skiba has led more than 70 new productions, earning recognition for his imaginative stage direction and dynamic physical approach to storytelling that is “masterful…ingenious…first-rate...vivid and emotionally charged."

For Cleveland Opera Theater Scott has directed Madama Butterfly, Le nozze di Figaro, La Bohème, A Streetcar Named Desire, Tosca, La Rondine, Gianni Schicchi, Il Tabarro, Pagliacci, The Threepenny Opera, and the Cleveland premiere of Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire’s The Ghosts of Gatsby for The National Opera Association in a co-production with Baldwin Wallace Conservatory. 


Scott has made multiple company debuts in recent years including Roméo et Juliette for Pensacola Opera, Macbeth for Opera Tampa, The Ballad of Baby Doe  with Toledo Opera, Faust and Il Barbiere di Siviglia  with Natchez Festival of Music, The Student Prince at Opera Grand Rapids, Carmen for Opera Western Reserve, Suor Angelica and La Bohème for Mobile Opera, and Don Giovanni and La Tragédie de Carmen for Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.  Scott is the recently appointed Production Director for Opera Western Reserve.




Don Giovanni   3/20

(Indianapolis Opera - Postponed due to COVID-19)



Pelléas + Mélisande   2/20

(New Adaptation - Baldwin Wallace Conservatory)



The Ghosts of Gatsby   1/20

(National Opera Association / Baldwin Wallace)


La Bohème   9/19

(Cleveland Opera Theater)


Opera OnDemand

(Curtis Opera Theatre)

A Taste of Traviata

(Opera Western Reserve)


Operas in Place    5 /21

World Premiere Micro Operas

Baldwin Wallace / Cleveland Opera Theater /

On Site Opera

Threepenny Opera   7/21

(Hawaii Performing Arts Festival) 

La Casa de Bernarda Alba   2/22

(World Premiere Baldwin Wallace /

Cleveland Opera Theater)

Carmen  TBA post COVID-19

(Cleveland Opera Theater)

Carmen TBA post COVID-19

(Mobile Opera)

Sweeney Todd  TBA post COVID-19

(Helena Symphony)

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