Israeli director Omer Ben Seadia has quickly established herself as one of the fresh new voices in opera to watch. Upcoming productions include Ariadne auf Naxos at Cincinnati Opera, The Barber of Seville at Opera Colorado, and Utah Opera’s short opera project. Previous productions include: Elektra at the Canadian Opera Company, Amahl and the Night Visitors with The Philadelphia Orchestra, Steal a Pencil for Me (world premiere) at Opera Colorado, Idomeneo at Wolf Trap Opera, Tosca at Houston Grand Opera (revival), Yardbird at Atlanta Opera, Faust at Tulsa Opera, La Bohème, L’italiana in Algeri, and A Streetcar Named Desire at Opera Santa Barbara, Considering Matthew Shepard with Cincinnati Opera, L’elisir d’amore at Naples Opera, Don Pasquale, St. John Passion at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Così fan tutte at the University of Michigan, and Roméo et Juliette at the International Vocal Arts Institute. Ms. Ben Seadia has also taught and directed scenes programs at Santa Fe Opera, Merola Opera Program, and the Aspen Music Festival and School.