Nathan Troup

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.

Current projects include A Winter’s Night (creator/produce) with Boston Lyric Opera and a three-part series of Benjamin Britten’s chamber works 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. Recent notable engagements include EUGENE ONEGIN with Intermountain Opera Bozeman and Britten’s THE BEGGAR’S OPERA with Emmanuel Music. In March 2022, Troup directed performances of Wozzeck in concert with the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall and Carnegie Hall.

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’s new 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; 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 Santa Fe Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Wolf Trap Opera, Castleton Festival, and Des Moines Metro Opera where he served 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.

December 2020