Edward Berkeley, stage directorEdward Berkeley is on faculty at The Juilliard School (primarily as director of undergraduate opera studies) and also teaches Shakespeare at Circle in the Square Theater School. On Broadway, he directed the Tony Award and Drama Desk–nominated Wilder, Wilder, Wilder and other award-winning productions. His New York Shakespeare Festival productions include Pericles and “Best Revival” winner The Tempest. He directed Beatrice and Benedict at the New York Philharmonic, John Adams’ El Niño at Atlanta Symphony, The Disappointment at the Library of Congress, and Ah! Wilderness at Williamstown Theater Festival. At the Aspen Opera Theater Center, he has directed classics and new operas by John Corigliano, John Harbison, Bright Sheng, Augusta Read Thomas, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Bernard Rands. In New York, Mr. Berkeley directed the premieres of Ned Rorem’s Our Town, Thomas Adès’ Powder Her Face and Ullman’s The Kaiser from Atlantis (also directed in L.A., Houston, Spoleto, and Ravinia). Mr. Berkeley was an acting consultant for the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Program, guest faculty at Princeton and Williams, Distinguished Guest Professor at Carleton and returning guest director at Rice. Favorite productions include Charlotte Delbo's holocaust play: "Who Will Carry The Word?" for Willow Cabin, his adaptation of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the New York Philharmonic, Madama Butterfly for Houston Grand Opera, and The Coronation of Poppea, John Adams’ The Death of Klinghoffer and Transformations at Juilliard. This summer he returns to Aspen for Eugene Onegin and Carmen and then travels to Marseille for Shakespeare's Macbeth.