Vincent Connor, Stage Director
A native of Winter Park, Florida, Vincent Connor has established himself as prominent and versatile stage director. After graduating with a bachelor’s degree and performance certificate from The College of Music at Florida State University as well as a Master’s Degree in voice with emphasis in stage direction from The University of Arizona, he began his performance career as a bass-baritone, performing such roles as Pooh-bah in The Mikado, Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, Thomas Putnam in The Crucible, Geronimo in Il Matrimonio Segreto, Superintendent Budd in Albert Herring, Leporello in Don Giovanni, Dulcamara in L’elisir d’amore, and Figaro in Le Nozze di Figaro.
Now moving his focus to stage direction, he has already made his directing television debut with WGN’s hit series Manhattan, and was recently praised by “Living at the Opera” praised for his“… remarkable directorial touches.”
Mr. Connor is a passionate believer in opera outreach and education, and is continually working with various universities and opera companies such as The University of Arizona, UMKC Conservatory, University of Pennsylvania, The University of Delaware, University of Central Florida, Opera in the Ozarks, Marble City Opera, Brevard Music Festival, Janiec Opera, Arizona Onstage productions, Northern Lights Music Festival, Opera Orlando, Kuala Lumpur City Opera, Gulfshore Opera, Gulfcoast Symphony Orchestra, Vero Beach Opera, Savannah Voice Festival and Opera North