Scott Skiba

DIRECTOR

ADMINISTRATOR

PRODUCER

EDUCATOR

DIRECTOR

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

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 THEN

 

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)

 NOW

Opera OnDemand

(Curtis Opera Theatre)

A Taste of Traviata

(Opera Western Reserve)

NEXT

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)

ADMINISTRATOR

Scott serves as Executive Artistic Director of Cleveland Opera Theater, where his recent production of La Traviata was named “the best professional opera production Cleveland has seen in years,” and La Bohème was hailed as "ingenious."  Scott is the recently appointed Production Director for Opera Western Reserve, and Assistant Artistic Director for Hawaii Performing Arts Festival.  Previous appointments include Executive Director of the Oberlin in Italy opera training program in Arezzo, Italy.

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PRODUCER

A proponent of new opera, Scott launched {NOW} Fest, Cleveland Opera Theater's annual event to create, develop, and produce new opera works, and he serves on the National Opera Association Chamber Opera Composition Committee.  A pioneer in exploring contemporary approaches to producing opera, Scott's work includes directing, designing, and producing interdisciplinary collaborations in alternative venues to promote civic engagement and provide gateways to develop new audiences. 

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EDUCATOR

An advocate of arts education, Scott serves as Director of Opera Studies for the award-winning Baldwin Wallace Conservatory Voice Performance program.  Scott is Movement & Acting Instructor for Music Across the Pond, and a frequent guest stage director, and master class and workshop teacher throughout the United States and in Europe.   Previous appointments include Instructor of Voice and Opera Theater, Interlochen Arts Academy, and Associate Instructor of Voice, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.  

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"Skiba's first-rate stage direction was vivid and emotionally charged.""

-The Plain Dealer

"Skiba used every inch of space to maximum effect" 

-coolcleveland.com

"Skiba found and brought out a variety of subtle nuances in his staging"

- Cleveland Classical

"Skiba had the cast racing about the stage and around

the theater with Swiss clock-like precision."

- The Plain Dealer

© 2020 Scott Skiba

"Skiba’s canny direction and use of space allowed facial expressions and the smallest of gestures to read clearly to the back row."

-Cleveland Classical