Stage Director Biography

Photographer - Rod Millington
Courtesy of Sarasota Opera

Stephanie Sundine began directing opera in 1998 after retiring from her distinguished singing career. Her experience as a singer helps her create dynamic productions that are emotionally engaging.

Stephanie is known for creating detailed character development and providing lively, imaginative productions that offer dramatic insight into a work. She has directed in many regional theaters, including Atlanta Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Madison Opera, Nevada Opera, Opera Boston, Opera Carolina, Opera Santa Barbara, Sarasota Opera, Utah Opera and Utah Festival Opera. She has also directed productions in several universities, including Indiana University Opera Theater and University of Utah.

Photographer - Rod Millington
Courtesy of Sarasota Opera

Upcoming Engagements

Fall Season 2016
Don Pasquale – Sarasota Opera

Winter Season 2017
L’amore dei tre re – Sarasota Opera

June, 2017
Turandot - Des Moines Metro Opera

Stage Director Resumé

La Cenerentola
Photographer - Rod Millington
Courtesy of Sarasota Opera
Sarasota Opera 2016Aida
Sarasota Opera 2015La bohème
Sarasota Opera 2015Don Carlos V
Sarasota Opera 2014Pagliacci
Sarasota Opera 2014Il Trovatore
Sarasota Opera 2013Die Fledermaus
Sarasota Opera 2013Turandot
Sarasota Opera 2012Rigoletto
Opera New Jersey 2012Il Trovatore
Sarasota Opera 2012Otello
Opera New Jersey 2012Tosca
University of Kentucky Opera Theatre 2011Roméo et Juliette
Sarasota Opera 2011La bohème
Sarasota Opera 2010Cenerentola
Sarasota Opera 2010Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci
Utah Opera 2009Macbeth
University of Utah 2009Little Women
Sarasota Opera 2009Don Carlos (in French)
Sarasota Opera 2009Tosca
Nevada Opera 2008Il barbiere di Siviglia
Opera Boston 2008Ernani
Sarasota Opera 2008Rigoletto
Utah Opera 2008Tosca
Madison Opera 2007Les Pêcheurs de perles
Opera Santa Barbara 2007Rigoletto
Sarasota Opera 2007Madama Butterfly
Sarasota Opera 2006La bohème
Opera Carolina 2005Les Pêcheurs de perles
Sarasota Opera 2005Cavalleria rusticana & Pagliacci
Utah Opera 2004Aida
Indiana University Opera Theater 2004La bohème
Opera Carolina 2004Lucia di Lammermoor
Utah Opera 2004La fanciulla del West
Sarasota Opera 2004Tosca
Ft. Worth Opera 2003Rigoletto
Utah Festival Opera 2003Madama Butterfly
Syracuse Opera 2003Macbeth
Sarasota Opera 2003Les Pêcheurs de perles
Sarasota Opera 2003Macbeth (original and revised versions)
Indianapolis Opera 2002La traviata
Atlanta Opera 2002Les Pêcheurs de perles
Sarasota Opera 2002Ariadne auf Naxos
Opera Delaware 2001Otello
Sarasota Opera 2001Falstaff
Santa Barbara Grand Opera 2000La traviata
Toledo Opera 2000Madama Butterfly
Opera Delaware 2000Madama Butterfly
Sarasota Opera 2000Les Pêcheurs de perles
Syracuse Opera 1999Aida
Harrisburg Opera 1999Madama Butterfly
Sarasota Opera 1999La rondine
Sarasota Opera 1998L'Arlesiana