dell'Arte Opera Ensemble

L'incoronazione di Poppea

"Ms. Crutchfield was sometimes able to limn a character at a single stroke." - James Oestreich, The New York Times

"Spare but inventive staging... vividly delineated the roiling world." - DeCaffarrelli, Parterre Box

Music by Claudio Monteverdi, libretto by G. F. Busenello. Costumes by Nina Bova, Lighting by Scott Schneider. Photographs by Brian Long and Angel Roy.

The Bronx Opera

La Bohème

Puccini's classic in a new English translation by Ms. Crutchfield and Lily Kass.

Set by Meganne George, Costumes by Tory DePew, Lighting by Joshua Rose. Photographs by Andrew Liebowitz and Joshua Rose.

dell'Arte Opera Ensemble

Dialogues des Carmélites

"...directed with eloquent simplicity..." - Zachary Woolf, The New York Times

"A taut production... elegantly evoked the humility of the Carmelite order" - James Jordan, New York Post

Dunster House Opera

The Rake's Progress

Harvard Early Music Society

John Eccles' Semele

Little-performed early English opera with libretto by William Congreve.

Set by Matthew Bird, Costumes by Janet He, Lighting by Jen Bertha.

Chesapeake Chamber Opera

Hansel and Gretel

"The unforced charm of the production-- directed with a natural touch... allowed the opera's internal beauty to shine through nicely." - Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun (blog)

Peabody-Essex Museum

Orpheus and Opera

A multidisciplinary telling of the Orpheus myth, using poetry by Ovid and Jorie Graham, and music by Gluck, Bach, Purcell, and composer-conductor Matt Aucoin.

Visual design and lighting by Nick Pope and Mary Ellen Stebbins. Featuring countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and violinist Rachel Lee Priday.

Duct Tape and a Dream Festival


An intimate adaptation of the last two acts of Ibsen's epic play, in which all 8 performers play the title role in his various incarnations.

Costumes by Nina Bova, Lighting by Mary Ellen Stebbins.

The Planet Connections Theatre Festivity


Jean Anouilh's one-act homage to Molière about daughters and fathers growing up. Translated by Ms. Crutchfield. Costumes and poster art by Jane Urness. Lighting by Tyler Learned.

Rhymes with Opera


An evening of new vocal works by Thomas Limbert, Ruby Fulton, and Travis Sullivan, performed at Vaudeville Park in Bushwick and 2640 in Baltimore.

Costumes by Lux Haac, Lighting by Elizabeth Coco. Photographs by Anthony Trujillo and Ran Zeimer.

Southeastern Louisiana University

The Magic Flute