Christopher Mattaliano was named Portland Opera’s General Director in July 2003. Mr. Mattaliano has directed opera productions for the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, Washington Opera, Portland Opera, Canadian Opera Company, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Minnesota Opera, Dallas Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, L’Opera de Nice, L’Opera de Montreal, among many others. He has also worked extensively with young singers, teaching and directing at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, Yale University, Princeton University, the Metropolitan Opera Young Artist Development Program, Mannes College of Music, and the New National Theater of Japan. Mr. Mattaliano received his BA in Theater Arts from Montclair State University with additional training at the Trent Park School of Performing Arts in London, England. He served on the Board of Directors of Opera America from 2005-2011.