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John Matsumoto Giampietro

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Acclaimed for his innovative and propulsive productions, John Matsumoto Giampietro is a Brooklyn-based stage director of opera and theater, educator, and writer.

He is the interim director of the Chautauqua Opera Conservatory, where he has directed several operas including The Cunning Little VixenHänsel und Gretel, Le nozze di Figaro, and A Midsummer Night's Dream

Matsumoto Giampietro is a vocal arts acting faculty member and stage director at the Juilliard School where he teaches acting across all degree programs. 

He is also a faculty member at the Curtis Institute of Music where he teaches acting in the vocal studies and opera theater department.

His productions at Juilliard have included, among others, The Turn of the Screw, ll Turco in Italia, Die Lustigen Weiber von Windsor, La fedeltà premiata, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, and Curlew River.

He is a frequent director with Youngblood, Ensemble Studio Theater’s Obie Award-winning young writers group. At EST, Matsumoto Giampietro directed the New York Times-acclaimed production of Year of the Rooster by Olivia Dufault.

Matsumoto Giampietro has directed opera and theater at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Urban Stages, Vermont Shakespeare Festival, Curtis Institute of Music, Flea Theatre, Shenandoah Conservatory, and NYU Tisch School of the Arts, among others. 

His writing includes new English dialogue versions of Die lustigen Weiber von Windsor and The for Juilliard opera. His English dialogue version of Die Zauberflöte premiered at the Chautauqua Institution. Matsumoto Giampietro's play Strength of God and other grotesques based on Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio premiered at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater, NYC.

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