Mark Streshinsky - General Director

Photo credit: Cory Weaver

Photo credit: Cory Weaver

Mark Streshinsky has created many productions for West Edge Opera starting in 2003 with Eugene Onegin and continuing with productions of Legend of the Ring, Xerxes, Ariadne auf Naxos and many others. Nationally, Mark has been on the staging staffs of several large companies including San Francisco Opera, The Dallas Opera, Los Angeles Opera and New York City Opera. He has directed his own productions for Florida Grand Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Seattle Opera, Dallas Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Boston Baroque, Cincinnati Opera and Lyric Opera of Kansas City. For the Reina Sofia Opera House in Valencia, Spain he directed Massenet’s Manon. Mark has worked with students at The San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Yale Graduate School of Opera and the Peabody Institute. For The Crucible in Oakland, Mark created Machine – a fire opera for which he wrote the libretto and directed and produced the huge fiery production. An advocate and supporter of new opera, Mark has directed two major world premieres: Anna Karenina by David Carlson and Colin Graham for Florida Grand Opera and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis and most recently, Rev 23 by Julian Wachner and Cerise Jacobs for White Snake Projects in Boston.