Amanda Consol is the Director of Acting for the Maryland Opera Studio and works frequently with the Washington National Opera Young Artists.
She frequently works on new operas, recently directing the WNO American Opera Initiative's 3 20-minute world premieres, regularly directing the annual New Work Reading with the Maryland Opera Studio, and currently working with Vital Opera on the creation of Halcyon, a new documentary-style opera exploring the question "What happens when a place that matters to us comes to ruin?”
Amanda's directing credits include Street Scene, Dialogues of the Carmelites, and The Rape of the Lucretia with the Maryland Opera Studio, a revival of Ron Daniel's Yardbird production at the Hackney Empire in London, The Turn of the Screw at the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music, and The Songs and Proverbs of William Blake at the Bushwick Starr in Brooklyn
As an assistant director, she has collaborated often with directors including Anne Bogart, James Darrah, and Francesca Zambello. Credits in this capacity include Norma at LA Opera, Götterdämmerung at Washington National Opera, and the world premiere of Breaking the Waves at Opera Philadelphia.
As a teacher and director, Amanda has worked with young artists across the country, as a dramatic coach at the CoOPERAtive Program in Princeton, NJ, directing scenes at Central City Opera and the Castleton Festival, and preparing WNO young artists for mainstage performances of Carmen and Alcina.