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Edward Berkeley is director of undergraduate opera studies at The Juilliard School and teaches Shakespeare at Circle in the Square Theater School. He is artistic director of Willow Cabin Theater Company, where he directed Tony and Drama Desk-nominated Wilder, Wilder, Wilder and other heralded productions. He directed Berlioz’s Béatrice et Bénédict at the New York Philharmonic and John Adams’s El Niño with Atlanta Symphony and at Ravinia, and he has directed at the Library of Congress, Williamstown Theater Festival, and Old Globe Theater. In New York Mr. Berkeley directed the premiere of Ned Rorem’s Our Town, Thomas Adès’s Powder Her Face, and Ullmann’s The Kaiser from Atlantis. He has taught at the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artists Program, Princeton University, Williams College, and Carleton College. Mr. Berkeley directed his adaptation of Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night's Dream for the New York Philharmonic and Baltimore Symphony, Two Faces of Romeo and Juliet and Madama Butterfly for Houston Grand Opera, John Adams’s The Death of Klinghoffer and A Concert of Comic Operas at Juilliard, and Tosca, Un Ballo in Maschera, and Otello for Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra. As director of the Aspen Opera Center, he has directed classics as well as new operas by Bright Sheng, Augusta Read Thomas, Mark-Anthony Turnage, and Bernard Rands.

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