Edward BerkeleyEDWARD BERKELEY (Shakespearean Scene Study, Classical Text) is Artistic Director and Co-Founder of the Willow Cabin Theatre Company for which he directed the Tony Award and Drama Desk–nominated Wilder, Wilder, Wilder (transferred to Circle in the Square Theatre) and productions for which he has received numerous awards. He is Director of Undergraduate Opera Studies at The Juilliard School and director of the Aspen Opera Theater Center. His many New York drama premieres and New York Shakespeare Festival productions include Pericles and Best Revival winner The Tempest. He directed Beatrice and Benedict and A Midsummer Night's Dream for the New York Philharmonic and John Adams’s El Niño with the Atlanta Symphony and at Ravinia.  He has also directed at the Library of Congress, Williamstown Theater Festival, and Old Globe Theater. He has directed classics and new operas by Bright Sheng, Augusta Read Thomas, Michael Torke, Mark-Anthony Turnage, HK Gruber, Bernard Rands and Ned Rorem (Our Town) as well as numerous productions for The Juilliard School.  Houston Grand Opera productions include Two Faces of Romeo and Juliet, a combining of Bernstein and Gounod. In New York he directed the premiere of Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face at the Brooklyn Academy of Music and The Kaiser from Atlantis (also in Los Angeles, Houston, Miami and Spoleto, Italy). He has been a guest acting consultant for Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Program, a guest faculty member at Princeton University and Williams College, and a Benedict Distinguished Professor at Carleton College.

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