Stage Director Amanda Consol has served as director, assistant director, and acting coach for companies including Washington National Opera, Opera Philadelphia, Opera Omaha, the Glimmerglass Festival and the Castleton Festival. Directing Credits include The Turn of the Screw at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, The Birth Project with Urban Arias in Washington, DC, 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 Francesca Zambello, James Darrah, and Anne Bogart. 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.
Based in Washington, DC, Ms. Consol frequently works with the young artists at Washington National Opera, recently preparing them for mainstage performances of Carmen and Alcina, as well as a performance at the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery. In 2018 she joined the faculty of the University of Maryland, serving as the Director of Acting for the Maryland Opera Studio.