Tara Faircloth


The American director’s work has been seen widely across North America. In recent seasons, Faircloth has created new productions of The Little Prince (Utah Opera), Ariadne auf Naxos (Wolf Trap Opera), Il re pastore (Merola Opera), Agrippina (Ars Lyrica Houston), and L’incoronazione di Poppea (Boston Baroque). She is currently working on two major new productions: Emmeline (Tulsa Opera) and Monkey (White Snake Projects). Faircloth has directed two world premieres for Houston Grand Opera’s East+West series and has a thriving career in regional houses such as Utah Opera, Arizona Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, and Boston Baroque. The Baroque repertoire is of special interest to Faircloth, who made her directorial debut with Ars Lyrica Houston’s production of Cain: Il primo omicidio in 2003 and has since designed and directed numerous productions for that company. She is the drama instructor for the Houston Grand Opera Studio, and regularly coaches singers at Rice University.

Lyric directorial debut: Revival Director/The Barber of Seville (2019|20).

Last updated: September 29, 2019