Chas Rader-Shieber

Resident Stage Director

Chas Rader-Shieber has staged more than 25 operas for the Curtis Opera Theatre since 1991. He has recently staged operas for Glimmerglass Opera, LA Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Staatstheater Darmstadt, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Washington National Opera. His other credits include work for the opera companies of Houston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Portland (Ore.), St. Louis, and Vancouver; New York City Opera; and the Spoleto Festival, among others.

Having made a specialty of 17th- and 18th-century operas, Mr. Rader-Shieber has directed Mozart’s Idomeneo, La clemenza di Tito, Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro, Il re pastore, and Così fan tutte; Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Semele, Ariodante, Acis and Galatea, Imeneo, Alcina, Xerxes, Partenope, Rinaldo, Tolomeo, and Flavio; and works of Cavalli, Charpentier, Gluck, Monteverdi, and Purcell.

Mr. Rader-Shieber joined the Curtis faculty in 2009.