Nic Muni

Instructor in Acting and Stage Technique

Nic Muni has directed over two hundred productions in Europe, Australia and North America with companies such as San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, and the Opera Theatre of Saint Louis. In Europe he has directed for the Prague National Opera, the Kurt Weill International Festival, Theater Erfurt, Tiroler Landestheater Innsbruck, Stadttheater Bern and Stadttheater Giessen. His revival of Jenůfa at the Canadian Opera Company in 2003 received Canada’s prestigious DORA award for best theater production of the year. In addition, he has served as Artistic Director for the Tulsa Opera (1987-93) and Cincinnati Opera (1996-2005). Recent productions: U.S.stage premiere of Das Liebesverbot at Glimmerglass Opera; L’amico Fritz and La finta giardiniera at San Francisco Opera Merola; Carmen at Boston Lyric Opera; Il ballo delle ingrate/Il combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda/Trouble in Tahiti at Portland Opera; Il barbiere di Siviglia at Indiana University; Cendrillon at Miami University; Cardillac at Opera Boston; U.S. Stage premiere of El Amor Brujo/La Vida Breve at Manhattan School of Music; Don Giovanni at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM); and L’elisir d’amore at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia.

Formerly Artist-in-Residence and Professor of Opera at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), he now teaches Stagecraft at the Academy of Vocal Arts and at Bard Conservatory of Music in the Vocal Arts Program.