The Kennedy Center

Alison Moritz


Stage Director Alison Moritz’s productions have been lauded as “about as gorgeous and accessible as any opera anywhere” (The Commercial Appeal), and her work has been praised for its “incredible economy of resources, lean production design, and eye for jest and banter” (The Orlando Examiner). Her 2017-2018 season includes several new productions, including Orpheus in the Underworld (New Orleans Opera), Die Entführung aus dem Serail (Madison Opera), and the world premiere of Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up for WNO’s American Opera Initiative, as well as new music collaborations with The Knights and the Resonant Bodies Festival. A "rising young star on the contemporary American opera scene" (89.5 Tulsa), Alison's production of The Manchurian Candidate was named the #1 Classical Music event of 2016 by the Austin Chronicle and received four Critic's Table awards, including Best Opera Production. In 2015, Alison received the SDCF Kurt Weill Fellowship and was named one of the winners of OPERA America’s Director-Designer Showcase. Her professional credits include engagements with Seattle Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Wolf Trap Opera, and Chautauqua Opera. Previously, Alison served as the Resident Assistant Director at both the Minnesota Opera and The Atlanta Opera.