Mark Streshinsky, stage director
Mark Streshinsky Stage Director, joined West Edge Opera as Artistic Director in the fall of 2009 and became General Director in December 2012. West Edge produces new and rarely done operas in an abandoned 1912 beaux-artes train station in Oakland, California. Mark has created many critically acclaimed productions for the company, most recently directing productions of Handel’s Agrippina, Laura Kaminsky’s As One and Jake Heggie’s The End of The Affair. Major directing credits include productions at the Dallas, Miami, Cincinnati, Detroit and Seattle operas, Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Opera Theatre of St. Louis. He made his European debut at the Reina Sofia Opera House in Valencia, Spain in 2010, directing Massenet’s Manon. For Boston Baroque, Mark has directed Il ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria, Agrippina and most recently a period-instrument Magic Flute. In 2018 he will direct Beethoven’s Fidelio for the company. His Fire Opera, Machine, for which he wrote the libretto and directed the production was produced by Oakland’s The Crucible in 2012. Mark has also worked with several young artist programs, including vocal students at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Yale University, and the Peabody Conservatory. Learn more at www.westedgeopera.org.