Originally from New Mexico, Stage Director Pat Diamond creates work which is fresh, relatable, engaging, and alive. He has selected and conspired to make projects which speak to the moment when they are being performed, and reflect the artists he is collaborating with. His productions include both Theatre and Opera, ranging from established repertoire to new works, and devised events. Pat has directed productions of Shakespeare, Britten, Calderón de la Barca, Mozart, Puccini, Janáček, Mayakovsky, and Verdi, among others. He directed the American revivals of Moniuszko’s rarely seen Polish Opera, Halka, and Wolf-Ferrari’s operatic adaptation of Le donne curiose, based on a play of the same name by Goldoni. Pat has developed new work with playwrights Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, A. Rey Pamatmat, and Kathryn Walat, who he also worked with in collaboration with composer Gregory Spears. He is co-creator of the devised Music Theatre piece, drömseminarium, with composer Ellen Lindquist and renowned Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer. Pat was producer and director of The Dido Project, a site-specific performance of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas developed with string quintet Sybarite 5, at the Samsung Experience in New York. Companies that he has worked with include Wolf Trap, Aspen Music Festival, West Edge Opera, 2G, Working Man’s Clothes, Trondheim Sinfonietta, Västmanlandsmusiken, Prague Summer Nights (at the Estates Theater). He has worked with a wide variety of instrumentalists and vocalists alike, leading music devising workshops in Sweden and Norway. Pat is deeply committed to cultural sustainability, equity, and inclusion, putting these values at the forefront of his work as an artist in the field. He is the Executive Producer of Unequal Temperament, a podcast series hosted and curated by Timothy Long, centering on Native American cultural issues, and featuring a series of frank, open conversations with artists of color from all backgrounds. Pat has been the Director of Yale Summer Sessions’ Ten-Day Directing Workshop for the last twenty years. He has been a guest artist at NYU, University of Michigan, and Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, and taught at Manhattan School of Music and University of Maryland. Pat was most recently on the faculty at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, where he directed Weill, Rice, and Hughes’ Street Scene, as well as a digital streaming production of Ullmann’s Der Kaiser von Atlantis, which can be seen on Shepherd School’s Youtube channel. He has also been on faculty at Yale School of Music and the David Geffen School of Drama at Yale, where he received his MFA in Directing.