Christopher Mirto is a director, teacher, producer, and actor. He is currently on the opera faculty at Oberlin Conservatory, where he created and runs Oberlin’s New Opera Commissioning Program. Before joining the faculty at Oberlin, Christopher worked as a freelance artist while teaching at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven and Philadelphia’s University of the Arts.
Some of his career highlights include performing in two of Richard Foreman’s plays at the Ontological-Hysteric Theatre in New York City, playing Christina Crawford opposite Joey Arias in Christmas with the Crawfords, and directing a revival of Dionysus in 69 at The Performing Garage. He co-created The Ophelia Project with soprano Cree Carrico and co-wrote the musical Three Sisters, or The Dormouse’s Tale with Brian Valencia.
A frequent collaborator with Norwalk Symphony Orchestra, where he has staged Carmen, La bohème, and The Marriage of Figaro. He has directed operas at Manhattan School of Music, Curtis Institute, and with the Longfellow Chorus in Portland, Maine. Recent opera productions: the Pulitzer-winning Angel’s Bone by Du Yun and Royce Vavrek; Missy Mazzoli’s Proving Up (Oberlin Conservatory); and the world premiere of The Wild Beast of the Bungalow by Rachel J. Peters and Royce Vavrek. Recent theatre productions: Wakey Wakey by Will Eno (Dobama); Musica Extrana (Artist Immersion: Spain).
Upcoming projects: an untitled virtual reality/opera collaboration with Du Yun and Hana S. Kim and the world premiere of Alice Tierney by Melissa Dunphy and Jacqueline Goldfinger. New York University: BFA; Yale School of Drama, MFA.