Carson Gilmore (Assistant Director), a professional stage director and dramatic coach, joins Pacific Opera Project for his eleventh show with the company. Last year saw him as Assistant Director at Angels Vocal Arts, which followed work in the same capacity at Opera NEO. Recent among his directorial accomplishments are Così fan tutte, at Mission Opera (to which he will return this year as Stage Director of an upcoming Don Giovanni), and I Capuleti e i Montecchi, for Hawkmore Lyric Opera. Other credits include Le nozze di Figaro, for Celestial Opera Company, Verdi’s Otello Vineyard Touring Opera Company, La traviata, The Queen of Spades and Werther for Independent Opera Company, Die Zauberflöte, Aida, and Lucia di Lammermoor for the Casa Italiana Opera Company, followed by L’elisir d’amore, and I puritani for Orphée Arts. He is also a co-founder of Vox Visceralis, a new opera and theater arts company, and directed their debut production of Carmen.