John Giampietro
Director, Opera/Theatre
About
   
John Giampietro is a Brooklyn based stage director of Opera and Theatre. Recent credits include Il Turco in Italia at The Juilliard School, La Boheme, and Ariodante at Chautauqua Institution Festival of Music. He is a frequent director with Youngblood, Ensemble Studio Theater’s Obie-award-winning young writers group. There, he directed the NY Times acclaimed production of Year of the Rooster by Eric Dufault. Other opera and theatre productions seen at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Vermont Shakespeare Festival, Curtis Institute of Music, The Flea Theatre, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, among others. He has directed over 20 operas for the Chautauqua School of Music where he is the principal stage director.

John is a faculty member of the Vocal Arts department at The Juilliard School where he is a stage director and acting teacher.
 
He is a founding member of The Director Collective in NYC , an organization dedicated to director-generated theater, where he is developing a play based on Marie Antoinette.

John’s writings include a new English version of Mozart's The Impesario and a new English dialogue version of Die Zauberflöte. He has written three plays; The Immolation of Kathy Chang(e)M. of Versailles, and Strength of God and other grotesques, based on Sherwood Anderson’s novel, Winesburg, Ohio.