"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

© 2019 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

Upcoming Engagements 

La Bohème

 

The Ghosts of Gatsby

 

La Casa de Bernarda Alba (World Premiere)

Pelléas et Mélisande

Don Giovanni

TBA

Cleveland Opera Theater

National Opera Association / Baldwin Wallace

CLE Opera Theater / BW

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory

Indianapolis Opera

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

Sept. / 19


Jan. / 20

 

 

Jan. / 20

Feb./ 20

Mar./ 20

Jul. / 20

Previous Engagements

2019

Roméo et Juliette

The Rake's Progress

The Ballad of Baby Doe

La Traviata

Carmen

The Ugly Princess

La Tragédie de Carmen

Pensacola Opera

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music

Toledo Opera

Cleveland Opera Theater

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

European Premiere Cornish American Song Institute

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

2018

2017

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

La Finta Giardiniera

La bohème

 

Macbeth

Madama Butterfly

Faust

Cleveland Opera Theater

University of Tennessee Opera Theater

Mobile Opera

 

Opera Tampa

 

Cleveland Opera Theater

 

Natchez Music Festival

La bohème

 

Macbeth

Madama Butterfly

Faust

The Threepenny Opera

Don Giovanni

 

Il Barbiere di Siviglia

Le nozze di Figaro

Suor Angelica

 

Dialogues of the Carmelites

Mobile Opera

 

Opera Tampa

 

Cleveland Opera Theater

 

Natchez Music Festival

 

Cleveland Opera Theater / Baldwin Wallace Opera

 

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

Natchez Festival of Music

 

Cleveland Opera Theater

 

Mobile Opera

 

Baldwin Wallace Opera 

Mobile Opera

 

Opera Tampa

 

Cleveland Opera Theater

 

Natchez Music Festival

 

Cleveland Opera Theater / Baldwin Wallace Opera

 

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival

Natchez Festival of Music

 

Cleveland Opera Theater

 

Mobile Opera

 

Baldwin Wallace Opera 

2016

Sweets By Kate   (professional premiere)

 

La Bohème

The Student Prince

 

Suor Angelica

 

Carmen

Marble City Opera

 

Cleveland Opera Theater 

Opera Grand Rapids

 

Oberlin in Italy

 

Opera Western Reserve

 

2015

A Streetcar Named Desire

 

Serse

 

La Finta Giardiniera

 

Tosca

Cleveland Opera Theater

 

Oberlin in Italy

 

Oberlin in Italy

 

Cleveland Opera Theater  

 

2014

Amahl and the Night Visitors

 

Clarimonde

 

Pirates of Penzance

 

La Rondine

 

The Pirates of Penzance

 

New Opera Project {World-Premiere}

Cleveland Opera Theater  

 

Cleveland Opera Theater  / Cleveland Public Theatre

 

Cleveland Opera Theater / Chagrin Studio Orchestra 

 

Cleveland Opera Theater  / Cleveland Public Theatre 

 

Interlochen Opera Theater

 

Interlochen Arts Academy / Parallel 45 Theatre Co.  

2013

Letters From Mary Stuart {Devised work}

 

Orpheus in the Underworld

 

Suor Angelica / Gianni Schicchi

 

Singing Actor's Showcase

 

The Spider

{A devised work of opera theater created by the Interlochen Opera Theater Ensemble}

 

Cleveland Opera Theater / Cleveland Public Theater 

 

Interlochen Opera Theater

 

Cleveland Opera Theater / Cleveland Public Theater

 

Interlochen Opera Theater

 

Interlochen Opera Theater

 

2012

Dido and Aeneas

 

Amahl and the Night Visitors

 

Opera Scenes

 

Fiesta {Devised Work}

 

Portrait of A Diva {Devised Work}

 

Marguerite

{World-premier adaptation of Gounod’s Faust}

 

Interlochen Opera Theater

 

Cleveland Opera Theater / Cleveland Public Theater

 

Interlochen Opera Theater

 

Cleveland Opera Theater / Cleveland Public Theatre

 

Cleveland Opera Theater / Cleveland Public Theatre

 

Cleveland Opera Theater / Cleveland Public Theatre

2011

La bohème

 

Unplugged {Devised Work}

 

Amahl and The Night Visitors

 

Opere Famose

 

Il segreto do Susanna

 

Dialogues des Carmélites (A.D.) 

 

Cleveland Opera Theater / Blue Water Chamber Orchestra

 

Cleveland Opera Theater / Cleveland Public Theatre

 

Cleveland Opera Theater / Cleveland Public Theatre

 

Oberlin in Italy

 

Cleveland Opera Theater

 

Pittsburgh Opera

 

2010

Il Tabarro

 

Die Fledermaus

 

Scene Opere

 

The Operatic Aria

{Educational Outreach Program for High School Students}

 

Giovanni senz'arie

 

Bellini to Bolcom

 

Too Many Sopranos {Outreach Tour}

 

Trouble in Tahiti

 

The Csardas Princess

 

Cleveland Opera Theater / Cleveland Public Theatre

 

Opera Circle Cleveland

 

Musica Nelle Marchè

 

Baldwin Wallace Conservatory

 

 

 

Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

 

Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

 

Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

 

Oberlin Opera Theater

 

Opera Circle Cleveland

2009

Fall Opera Scenes

 

Too Many Sopranos

 

Opera Scenes

 

Concert Group Stage Director / Dramatic Coach

 

SmART in the City {Devised Program Coordinator}

 

Pagliacci

 

Spring Opera Scenes

 

Roman Fever

 

Tobermory

Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

 

Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

 

Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

 

Oberlin in Italy

 

 

Opera Cleveland

 

 

Cleveland Opera Theater

 

Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

 

Oberlin Opera Theater

 

Oberlin Opera Theater

2008

The Medium

 

Fall Opera Scenes

 

Concert Group Stage Director / Dramatic Coach

 

Le nozze di Figaro A.D.

 

Fall Opera Scenes

 

The Crucible {Outreach Tour Adaptation}

Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

 

Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

 

Oberlin in Italy

 

 

Oberlin in Italy

 

Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

 

Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

2007 - 2006

The Crucible

 

Attack of the Opera Singers

 

The Crucible

 

 

Falstaff

 

 

Amahl and the Night Visitors

Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

 

Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music

 

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

for Martina Arroyo Role Preparation Course

 

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music

for Martina Arroyo Role Preparation Course

 

Bloomington Music Works

*Detailed Repertoire of Scenes Directed and full project descriptions available Upon Request