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Claire Choquette

Stage Director


Award-winning stage director Claire Choquette is an artistic force of nature, whose concept for Richard Strauss' Salome won the Opera America's Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer prize for an arresting, cult-centric production concept. Recent directing credits include L’incoronazione di Poppea at Red River Lyric Opera and Handel’s Rodelinda at American Baroque Opera Company in Dallas, where she’ll direct Giulio Cesare.  


Upcoming directing credits include a debut with the Boston University Opera Institute on a new production of Alice Tierney by composer Melissa Dunphy and librettist Jacqueline Goldfinger and a new production of Mark Adamo's Little Women at the Harrower Summer Opera Workshop in Atlanta. As the assistant director at The Dallas Opera Outreach, Claire worked on productions of The Elixir of Love and The Billy Goats Gruff. She recently finished a residency at Opera Theatre of Saint Louis where she served as the Apprentice Assistant Stage Director and worked on productions of Tosca and Susannah.


After co-founding Opera Amici in 2020, Claire served as the executive producer for their inaugural production of Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel in Oklahoma City. Choquette was the resident assistant director at Painted Sky Opera for its 2021–2022 season, working on productions of Pagliacci, Carmen, and Scalia/Ginsburg. While pursuing her master’s degree at Louisiana State University, she assistant directed Massenet’s Manon and sang the roles of Dinah (Trouble in Tahiti), Dot (Sunday in the Park with George), Olga (Eugene Onegin), and Zosia (Two Remain), among others. 

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