Christopher Mattaliano


Christopher Mattaliano has directed opera productions for The Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington National Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Minnesota Opera, and New York City Opera among many others. His international credits include productions for L’Opéra de Nice, L’Opéra de Montréal, Canadian Opera Company, Spoleto’s Festival dei Due Mondi, and Den Norske Opera. Mr. Mattaliano served as General Director of Portland Opera from 2003 to 2019 and was responsible for all artistic, financial, and administrative aspects of the company, alongside directing Pagliacci/Carmina Burana, Il viaggio a Reims, L’heure espagnole, L’enfant et les sortilèges, Albert Herring, Candide, Falstaff, and Die Zauberflöte for the company. Recent productions include The Barber of Seville at Florentine Opera and at Cincinnati Opera and he directed Rigoletto at Opera Colorado in 2022. Mr. Mattaliano recently established a unique new opera company in Portland, Oregon called OrpheusPDX that highlights community engagement, DEIA casting, and having fun!