The Israel Conservatory of Music Tel Aviv
In today’s world of opera, the visual impact of an artist plays an enormous role.
Our guest stage director for Die Zauberflöte, Michael Shell, shows our young artists how to make an audition come alive from the very first step they take on the stage, through every word they communicate, to their final ‘walk-off’ after the audition. Watch a stage director at work as he transforms our young artists and turns abstract ideas into a rounded, polished performance.
Michael Shell's "visionary" and "masterful storytelling" is steadily leading him to be one of the most sought after directors in the United States.
Michael has directed productions for Atlanta Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Opera Omaha, Opera San Jose, Opera Tampa, Opera North, Virginia Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Wexford Festival Opera, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. He has written and directed three cabarets, including All About Love and The Glamorous Life - A group therapy session for Opera Singers, both for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis.