Professor of Music, Director of the Butler Opera Center
Robert DeSimone, Professor of Music and Director of Opera, combines active careers in stage direction, conducting, and administration. A protégé of Norah Quarrie of the Sadler Wells Theater in England, he spent four years training in the tradition of England’s Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, with other training in Switzerland, Italy and the US. He has worked with the Rome Opera, Teatro Eliseo, Goldoni Opera, Opernhaus Zurich, and numerous German Theaters, plus serving as Resident Stage Director for Seattle Opera. His work has been seen at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Los Angeles Music Center, and in regional opera companies.