Chas Rader-Shieber has directed over 30 productions for the Curtis Opera Theatre. His recent work outside of Philadelphia includes new productions of Grétry’s L’Amant jaloux for Pinchgut Opera, Faust for the Macau International Music Festival, La traviata for Pittsburgh Opera, Così fan tutte for Yale Opera, and Gluck’s Orphée et Eurydice for Des Moines Metro Opera. His work has been seen at the opera companies of Los Angeles, Washington National Opera, San Francisco, Santa Fe, Houston, Glimmerglass, St. Louis, Boston, Philadelphia, Minnesota, Vancouver, Staatstheater Darmstadt, the New York City Opera, and the Spoleto Festival, among others.
Having made a specialty of 17th- and 18th-century operas, he has directed Mozart’s Idomeneo, La Clemenza di Tito, Die Zauberflöte, Le nozze di Figaro,Don Giovanni, Il re pastore, and Così fan tutte; Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Semele, Ariodante, Acis and Galatea, Imeneo, Alcina, Xerxes, Partenope, Tolomeo, andFlavio; and works by Monteverdi, Cavalli, Purcell, Charpentier, and Gluck. Upcoming plans include Ariadne auf Naxos for Kentucky Opera, Rusalka for Des Moines Metro Opera, and Orfeo ed Euridice for Portland Opera.