Laine Rettmer is a visual artist and opera director. Their work explores performance, gender, desire and methods of social control and has been presented nationally and internationally at the Vizcaya Museum, Manifesta, MoMA Public, the Museum of Fine Art, Boston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Museum, the Illuminus Festival, the Boston Independent Film Festival, the Yuan Art Museum, Yve Yang Gallery, Perkins and Ping, Present Company, NADA NY, NADA Presents and AREA gallery, among others. Rettmer’s opera productions have been praised as “wickedly smart” and “devastatingly funny” by The New York Times and “not only profound but also shattering” by the Observer. Their Barber of Seville was named one of the top 10 classical music productions of 2014 by The New York Times and La Bohème one of the best operas of the decade by the Observer. Rettmer currently serves on the Artistic Advisory Board of On-Site Opera.