Lyric Opera of Chicago
The Magic Flute
The Merry Widow (Associate Director)
Dan Rigazzi is a stage director, now entering his ninth season on staff at the Metropolitan Opera. In addition to his work there, Dan directs regionally and for training programs around the country. This fall he will make his debut at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, serving as Associate Director for Susan Stroman’s production of The Merry Widow. Recent projects include new productions of Madama Butterfly for Ash Lawn Opera, The Beggar’s Opera for Carnegie Mellon University, and The Magic Flute for Arizona Opera. 2014 saw Dan’s debut at Teatro alla Scala, assisting Mary Zimmerman with Lucia di Lammermoor. Other notable projects include new productions of La bohème and The Magic Flute for Ash Lawn Opera, Benjamin Britten’s Noye’s Fludde for St. Bartholomew’s Church, New York City, The Tales of Hoffmann for Wolf Trap Opera, The Rape of Lucretia for Pittsburgh Opera, and a Triple Bill for Bard’s Graduate Vocal Arts Program, which included Song from the Uproar, by Missy Mazzoli, the premiere of David T. Little’s Vinkensport, and Maurice Ravel’s L’enfant et les sortilèges.
As an assistant director, Dan has worked for the Metropolitan Opera, Teatro alla Scala, Houston Grand Opera, The Castleton Festival, The New York Shakespeare Festival, Theatre for a New Audience, Pittsburgh Opera, The Ridge Theater Company, and the Berkshire Opera Company. He has been fortunate to assist five Tony Award winning directors: Mary Zimmerman, Diane Paulus, Susan Stroman, Jack O’Brien and Bartlett Sher.
He is an alumus of the Drama League Directors Project and the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.