The director has created productions for Wolf Trap Opera, Arizona Opera, Tulsa Opera, Atlanta Opera, Austin Opera, Utah Opera, and the Merola Opera Program. She directed two world-premiere productions for Houston Grand Opera’s East+West series (The Bricklayer and Her Name Means The Sea). Deeply interested in Baroque repertoire, Faircloth made her directorial debut with Ars Lyrica Houston’s production of Scarlatti’s Cain: Il primo omicidio (2003). She has since designed and directed that company’s Agrippina, Actéon, and La Descente d’Orphée aux Enfers. She has also directed The Coronation of Poppea for Boston Baroque and Dido and Aeneas for Ars Lyrica at the Festival di Musica Barroca in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, and for Mercury Baroque. Faircloth recently directed Loving Clara (a mixed-media collaboration exploring the life and loves of Clara Schumann) for the Mercury Orchestra. Faircloth, who debuted at TDO assistant-directing Carmen (2004/05), is the drama instructor for the Houston Grand Opera Studio and has served as a guest coach at HGO’s Young Artists’ Vocal Academy, Wolf Trap Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, The University of Michigan, and Rice University.