Paula Suozzi
United States



Paula Suozzi previously served as revival director for HGO’s Eugene Onegin (2015). She is the executive stage director of the Metropolitan Opera Association, where she has directed revivals of Lady Macbeth of MtsenskDie Meistersinger von NürnbergDer RosenkavalierThe Marriage of Figaro, and Mefistofele, and assisted on over 20 productions. She collaborates with directors around the world, including Ivo Van Hove, Phelim McDermott, and William Kentridge, traveling to Festival Aix en Provence and the Sydney Opera House, among others. She helped to develop the Met’s Stage Director and Stage Manager Fellowship training program to create opportunity and increase diversity across the operatic industry; the program is now supported by Bank of America. She has collaborated with Patrick Summers many times, including staging Falstaff with him at the podium in a critically acclaimed production at Aspen Music Festival and School in 2022. Suozzi served as artistic director of Milwaukee Shakespeare and associate artistic director of Skylight Music Theatre. As a freelance director of theater and opera, she has staged everything from Twelfth Night to The Food Chain to Guys and Dolls. She has staged work at companies such as Lyric Opera of Chicago, San Francisco Opera, Grand Théâtre de Genève, Illinois Shakespeare Festival, Florentine Opera Company, and Bialystock & Bloom Theatre Company. As a coach and teacher, she has contributed her talents to the CoOperative Program at Westminster Choir College, the Metropolitan Opera National Council semi-finalists, and the Ryan Opera Center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. 


Revival Director:  EUGENE ONEGIN 2015-16