Nathan Troup

Lecturer, Opera Institute | ntroup@bu.edu

TroupMM, Boston University; BM, Susquehanna University.

Stage Director Nathan Troup returned to the Castleton Festival in 2011 to direct William Kerley’s productions of Il tabarro, Gianni Schicchi and A Soldier’s Tale with Maestro Lorin Maazel and Master Pedro’s Puppet Show with New York City’s Puppet Kitchen, as well as assistant direct Seven Deadly Sins and L’enfant et les sortilèges.

In fall of 2011, Troup joins the opera faculty of The Boston Conservatory and currently serves on the faculty of the Boston University Opera Institute. A proponent of new works, he recently served as program assistant for New York City’s American Lyric Theatre, dedicated to the development of new opera for new audiences, and served as dramatic coach for the series of premiere pieces, Opera in Eden, performed at Symphony Space in June 2011.

Troup’s work achieved national attention with his original staging of Curtis K. Hughes’ Say It Ain’t So, Joe (a new work based on the Sarah Palin/Joe Biden 2008 Vice Presidential debates) commissioned by Guerilla Opera, Boston Conservatory Ensemble-in-Residence. Of his recent staging of Carmen for Boston Opera Collaborative (BOC), the Boston Musical Intelligencer stated, “The stage direction under Nathan Troup was impressive: soloists, dancers and chorus moved fluently and purposefully on stage, the action always aligned with the story.” Troup’s staging of Peter Maxwell Davies’ Eight Songs for a Mad King for Collage New Music received the 2009 Best of Boston recognition from the Boston Phoenix.

Troup has directed Dido and Aeneas and Gianni Schicchi and has assisted main stage productions of Così fan tutte, The Magic Flute, La Bohème, Il Barbieri di Siviglia, Lucia di Lammermoor and Susannah at Boston University’s Opera Institute, and he has assistant directed for Opera Boston. He has served on the opera faculty of the New England Conservatory (NEC) and as guest director at Webster University in St. Louis.

Troup is dedicated to fostering arts and artists within the local and global communities and serves as an outreach educator in youth juvenile detention facilities.