Patrick Diamond

As a director of operas and plays Patrick Diamond has participated in over twenty American and world premieres. Past work includes Mozart’s Così fan tutte, Le nozze di Figaro, Don Giovanni, La finta giardiniera, Puccini’s Turandot and La bohème, Janáček’s Diary of One Who Vanished, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and Twelfth Night, Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mayakovsky’s Vladimir Mayakovsky: A Tragedy, Argento’s Postcard from Morocco, Verdi’s Il trovatore, Calderón’s The Great Magician, Susa’s Transformations, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor, and Wolf-Ferrari’s great, rediscovered Le donne curiose. He has worked on Broadway, regionally, and in Sweden and France. Collaborations with American playwrights A. Rey Pamatmat, Eric Sanders, Kathryn Walat, Aury Wallington, and Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa have included productions of The Mystery Plays, Thunder Above/Deeps Below, and the notorious short plays Oblivia and Bloody Mary. Working on new operas, Pat has also collaborated with composer Gregory Spears and librettist Kathryn Walat on the development of Paul’s Case at American Opera Projects. Patrick Diamond is also known for directing the critically acclaimed installation of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (The Dido Project) in New York at the Samsung Experience in Columbus Circle. He runs the summer acting program at Yale University and has taught acting at the University of Maryland, Wolf Trap, the Shepherd School of Music, and the Aspen Music Festival. Upcoming projects include Idomeneo at Maryland, workshops on Matthew Suttor’s opera The Trial of the Cannibal Dog, and the premiere of another new work, drömseminarium/dream seminar, based on poems by Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer, in Sweden in the fall of 2013. He joined the Voice faculty of Manhattan School of Music in the fall of 2012 as an acting coach.