February 6, 2020
Stage director Christopher Mattaliano joins the roster of Barrett Artists

In his distinguished career, Mr. Mattaliano has directed opera productions for the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Minnesota Opera, and New York City Opera, among many others. His international credits include engagements with L’Opéra de Nice, L’Opéra de Montréal, the Canadian Opera Company, Spoleto’s Festival dei Due Mondi and Den Norske Opera.

His productions have been celebrated, called "stunning" and "handsome and thoughtful" by the critics of the New York Times. His production of Henze's Elegy for Young Lovers was praised in New York Magazine for its "fluidity and wit," and the critic of The Washington Post hailed his Il viaggio a Reims as "...a pure delight… stage director Christopher Mattaliano makes the production sparkle." The critic of The Oregonian declared his double bill of Pagliacci and Carmina Burana with Portland Opera to be "...the company’s greatest hit, its most successful production to date... a powerful, enthralling spectacle."

This season, Mr. Mattaliano's engagements include directing Die Zauberflöte for Washington National Opera, and Il barbiere di Siviglia with Dallas Opera- a return of a previous production he directed for Portland Opera and Michigan Opera Theatre. His most recent productions for Portland Opera include Rigoletto, La Cenerentola, and Monteverdi’s Songs of Love and War, as well as Candide for Arizona Opera, and Macbeth for New Orleans Opera.

Mr. Mattaliano served as General Director of Portland Opera from 2003 to 2019, and was responsible for all artistic, financial, and administrative aspects of the company.

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