Chas Rader-Shieber is known both for his bold and inventive productions and for his acute musical instincts and has established himself as one of the most innovative opera directors of his generation. Reviewing his staging of Janáček’s The Cunning Little Vixen Toronto’s Classical 96.3 FM praised Mr. Rader-Shieber’s “daring and visionary approach to staging” and declared him “a force to be reckoned with in the opera world.” Mr. Rader-Shieber’s repertoire encompasses a broad range of works from Monteverdi to Benjamin Britten, but he has made a particular specialty of Baroque opera.
Mr. Rader-Shieber’s 2019-2020 season begins with a return to Arizona Opera to direct the world premiere of Daron Hagen’s Shining Brow. His season also features returns to Portland Opera for and Des Moines Metro Opera for Rameu’s Platee. He also continues his close relationship with the Curtis Institute of Music, directing both The Barber of Seville and La clemenza di Tito.