Nathan Troup

Stage Director

American director/designer/producer Nathan Troup maintains a body of work spanning standard operatic repertoire, new work premieres, uniquely curated site-specific projects, gala events, and distinct collaborations with multidisciplinary artists.

Season 21-22 highlights include Wozzeck with Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; John Williams' 90th Birthday Celebration at Tanglewood; Proving Up and Così fan tutte at Boston University; Albert Herring at Boston Conservatory; in addition to projects as part of his ongoing collaborations with Boston Lyric Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, and Santa Fe Opera.

Recent film projects include A Winter’s Night (creator/produce) with Boston Lyric Opera; a three-part series of Benjamin Britten’s chamber works and Handel's Resurrezione with Emmanuel Music. Troup’s production of Hoiby’s Bon Appétit! starring Joyce Castle for Des Moines Metro Opera conceived and directed for live televised performance earned a 2020 Regional Emmy Award for Best Arts & Entertainment feature for Iowa PBS.

Troup made his European directorial debut in October 2017 at Ireland’s Wexford Festival with his acclaimed production of Rossini’s La scala di seta described as “neatly dramatised” (Opera Today UK) and “especially well-crafted” (OperaWire). Additional career highlights include collaborations with Jessica Lang Dance on Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater for Lincoln Center’s White Light Festival and The Wanderer for BAM’s NextWave Festival; Missy Mazzoli and Royce Vavrek's opera Proving Up, serving as associate director for the inaugural Opera Omaha ONE Festival and stage director for the New York premiere presented by the Miller Theater at Columbia University; installation artist Lee Mingwei’s Sonic Blossom for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; visual performance artist Ragnar Kjartansson’s Song for the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston. Troup’s work has garnered Best of Boston accolades (2009, 2014), a New England Independent Reviews Award nomination, and he was named Boston Lyric Opera’s Emerging Artist for the 2015-16; 2016-17 seasons.

Other notable engagements include Los Angeles Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Wolf Trap Opera, Castleton Festival, and Des Moines Metro Opera where he serves as a resident stage director for the company’s Apprentice Artist Program. Troup serves on the opera faculty of Boston University and the Boston Conservatory at Berklee, the board of directors for Guerilla Opera, the directing staff of TEDxCambridge, the staging staff of the Los Angeles Opera and has spent the past decade as an outreach artist with Sarasa Chamber Music Ensemble’s award-winning Outreach Program (“Outstanding Merit and Contribution” by Early Music America), creating access to collaborative musical experiences to neglected and incarcerated youth.