Nathan Troup

Associate Professor of Opera
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Nathan Troup joined the Conservatory in 2011 and is an associate professor of opera. He stage directs for opera theater and instructs seminars in performance and audition techniques. 

Recent highlights include La Traviata and Le Nozze di Figaro for Boston Conservatory; new-works residency at Brandeis University with experimental opera company Guerilla Opera; touring production of Montsalvatge's El Gato con Botas, in a coproduction with Boston Conservatory and OperaHub; a new production of Elena Langer's Four Sisters for Boston Opera Collaborative; and continued collaboration with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in live performances. Troup was named emerging artist stage director with Boston Lyric Opera for the 2015-2016 season, and he joined the directing staff of the Santa Fe Opera in summer 2016. 

Troup maintains a body of work that spans standard operatic repertoire, premieres of new works of music theater, and uniquely curated projects of multidisciplinary theater. Recent engagements include musical assistant to choreographer Jessica Lang on her company's story ballet The Wanderer, set to Schubert's Die Schöne Müllerin, at the Next Wave Festival at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and director of The Song of the Mud: Music and Poetry from and Inspired by World War One, as part of an ongoing partnership with the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His recent productions of The Rape of Lucretia and the Boston premiere of Mohammed Fairouz's Sumeida's Song garnered ArtsImpulse Best of Boston 2014 recognition for direction, design, and overall production. Other recent and notable engagements include Guerrilla Opera, Emmanuel Music, the Glimmerglass Festival, Wolf Trap Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, the Castleton Festival, and Des Moines Metro Opera. Former faculty and guest-artist faculty appointments include Boston University, New England Conservatory, Webster University, and Viterbo University, as well as the directing staff of the Apprentice Artist Program for Des Moines Metro Opera. 

Professional Awards and Recognitions

  • Winner, Upper Midwest Emmy for "Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Bon Appétit!" by Iowa PBS (2020)

Notable Recent Engagements

  • "Des Moines Metro Opera Presents Bon Appétit!"  (Iowa PBS, 2020)—Stage Director
  • Opera Off Stage, Episode 29: Preparing an Audition Package with Nathan Troup (2020)—Featured Contributor