Opera Direction and Production


La Folia Baroque at The Curtain Theatre, Austin, TX, 2014
Dido & Æneas, The Tempest

The Enchanted Isle Vocal Workshop, Honolulu, HI, 2011
Opera Scenes from The Magic Flute, Lakmé

Staunton Festival, Staunton, VA:
Acis and Galatea, Blackfriars Theatre, 2008
Semele, Blackfriars Theatre, 2007
Dido & Æneas, Blackfriars Theatre, 2006

Watch Jennifer Lane, director of Semele, on YouTube:
"Ah me, too late I now repent"
"Behold in this mirror"
"Iris, hence away"

University of North Texas, L’Egisto, Lyric Theatre: coached all principal singers in period-style gesture and 17th century recitative, 2007

University of Kentucky Opera Workshop and UK Summer Opera:
Scenes and Acts from: Handel's Tamerlano and Tolomeo, Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, Monteverdi's La Favola d'Orfeo, Luigi Rossi's Orfeo, Donizetti's L'Elisire d'Amore, Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Bizet's Carmen, Carlisle Floyd's Susannah, Offenbach's Les Contes d'Hoffmann, Poulenc's Dialogues des Carmelites, J. Strauss' Die Fledermaus, R. Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos, Massenet's Werther, Bernstein's West Side Story, Humperdinck's Hansel und Gretel, Menotti's The Medium and The Old Maid and the Thief, and Mozart's Cosi fan tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Zauberfluote, and Die Entführung aus dem Serail. 2005-2007

Dido & Æneas, updated production, August, 2006

San Francisco Early Music Society Medieval/Renaissance Workshop: A Modern “Medici” Wedding (based upon the Florentine Intermezzi of the late 16th century) celebrating gay marriage, 2005

Lake Placid Institute: A Game of Chance (Barab), A Hand of Bridge (Barber)
A new opera component added to 5 year-old summer vocal institute.
July, 2002

Stanford University:

The Tempest
(1674) (Davenant, Dryden, Locke, Bannister, et. al.)
March, 2005
Semi-staged production with period instruments, created collegium musicum in preparation for the production:
The Magic Flute
April, 2002
Fully staged production with orchestra, with funding from outside of regular departmental sources, student cast. Collaboration with Stanford University Department of Drama, Stagetime, Inc., St. Lawrence String Quartet, Stanford University Wind Ensemble.

A Hand of Bridge (Barber)
October, 2001
Fully staged, with chamber orchestra, kick-off event for ChamberMusicLIVE@Stanford

Five One-Act Operas
June, 2001
Fully staged, intimate theater production with piano, repertoire included A Game of Chance (Barab), A Hand of Bridge (Barber), A Childhood Miracle (Rorem), There and Back (Hindemith), The Impresario (Mozart). All-student cast.

Dido & Æneas
May, 1998
Fully staged, period style production with orchestra, mounted to celebrate the Department of Music’s 50th anniversary, incorporating Baroque gesture and dance as well as period-style costumes and scenery. Collaboration with Stanford University Digital Art Center (SUDAC), Stanford University Department of Drama, Stanford Baroque Dance Workshop, New York Baroque Dance Company, Dance Through Time, Washington University, UC Riverside. 3 sold-out performances with entirely student cast.

Jennifer Lane, Mezzo Soprano