STEPHANIE VLAHOSSTEPHANIE VLAHOS (Director, The Lion in Winter, The Morini Strad, Old Wicked Songs) is a graduate of Yale University and comes to the directing profession with the experience of a former, professional opera singer with a crossover edge. Her career has ranged in its collaborative work with artists such as Pierre Boulez, Andre Previn, Van Dyke Parks, John Adams, Ry Cooder, Sir Peter Hall, Peter Sellars, and Don Was.

A recipient of the Chanel Diva Award, Stephanie has sung in opera houses nationally and internationally in addition to her direction of and performances in cabaret-influenced performance art devoted to the music of European cabaret. Among 30 other artists, nationwide, to be nominated for the prestigious United States Artists Grant in directing, Stephanie has most recently directed sold-out performances of Le Nozze Di Figaro and Don Giovanni for California State University, critically successful productions of Old Wicked Songs and The Morini Strad at the Colony Theatre, La Boheme with Lyric Opera Virginia, and Britten’s Little Sweep in collaboration with Maestro James Conlon, in addition to a collaboration with the Confucius Institute on a production conceived and directed by Stephanie entitled Pacific Cinderella.

Her boutique company, Opera Posse, hit the ground running with a critically-acclaimed production of Amahl and the Night Visitors at the Pasadena Playhouse with Malcolm Macdowell reading A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

She is also collaborating with playwright Willy Holtzman and composer Louise Beach on a new musical. Stephanie is proud to serve on the Thornton School of Music Board of Counselors at the University of Southern California.

 April, 2014