melano

Fabrizio Melano is an established figure on the international opera scene, having worked with leading houses throughout the world for more than 40 years. He began a long-standing relationship with the Metropolitan Opera in 1969 and has directed 21 operas there, among them seven new or revised productions. Much of his work has been seen in PBS’s Live from the Met series, including his stagings of La Bohème(which inaugurated the series in 1977), Il Trittico, Les Troyens (which also opened the Met’s centennial season in 1983), and Il Trovatore. Mr. Melano has worked with most of the major American and Canadian opera companies, including five productions at the Lyric Opera of Chicago and four with the New York City Opera. He assisted Maria Callas in her staging of I Vespri Siciliani at Torino’s Teatro Regio and has directed at such companies as the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Opéra de Monte-Carlo, and the English National Opera. He directed Tony Randall in his last play, Pirandello’s Right You Are, with the National Actors Theater and staged a new musical, Asylum, at the York Theatre Company. At Juilliard he directed Dialogues des Carmélites in 2010 and the 2012 Met+Juilliard co-production of Armide.