Marc Verzatt

Acting Techniques teacher and acting coach of the Voice Department at Mannes School of Music. Highly active as an actor, coach, and teacher. As stage director, Mr. Verzatt maintains a career staging opera, operetta, and musical theater throughout the United States, South America, and Europe. He began his theatrical career as a dancer with the Metropolitan Opera, after studying drama at Rutgers University and ballet with New Jersey’s Garden State Ballet. After several seasons as a soloist with the MET Ballet, he left to continue his education in production as a stage manager with the Cincinnati Opera and the Lyric Opera of Chicago. He made his professional directing debut with a production of Offenbach’s Les Contes d’Hoffmann with Opera Columbus. He has since directed opera for the Teatro Colón, Buenos Aires, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Houston Grand Opera, Florida Grand Opera, and companies throughout the USA. In 2005 he returned to the Metropolitan Opera stage for a speaking role in Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos. In 2006 he was named Outstanding Stage Director of the Year by Classical Singer Magazine. In demand as an acting and movement teacher, he has taught and directed at young artists programs in him to California, Brazil, and Sweden. Upcoming: April 2019 “The Gondoliers”, Blue Hill Troupe, NYC; June 2019 “The Buffoon in Opera”, National Gallery, Washington DC. He performs roles of the Judge and the Narrator/Mysterious Man in upcoming productions of “Sweeney Todd” and “Into the Woods” with Modern Opera in Manhattan in early 2019.

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