Ryan Opera Center Ensemble
Tess Naval is the Ryan Opera Center’s first Stage Manager, an Ensemble position inaugurated in 2022/23. That season she worked on Fiddler on the Roof, Don Carlos, The Factotum, and Carmen. Previously a Chicago-based freelance stage manager, she graduated from Boston University with a BFA in stage management. Some recent projects include work with Yale Opera for their Fall Opera Scenes programs (2018, 2019, 2021), The Elixir of Love, Eugene Onegin, The Old Maid and the Thief, and Le Rossignol; The Pirates of Penzance and Peter Pan with Music Theater Works; Gather with Filament Theatre; Yours Truly with Albany Park Theater Project; Cendrillon with North Park University; the Jason Bishop Show; multiple productions at SeaWorld San Antonio; Boston University Opera Institute’s productions of Così fan tutte and La tragédie de Carmen; Mary Poppins with the Berkshire Theatre Group; and Our Class with the Boston Center for American Performance. Naval has interned at the Pentameters Theatre in London, the Ivoryton Playhouse in Connecticut, the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, and Berkshire Theatre Group. In summer 2023, she serves as an Assistant Stage Manager for The Glimmerglass Festival.
Tess Naval is sponsored by Amy & Paul Carbone and Roberta L. & Robert J. Washlow.