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Name  Tim Ocel

Role  Opera Director
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Theater and opera director Tim Ocel has directed productions for organizations ranging from Opera Theatre of Saint Louis to Shakespeare Santa Cruz to Geva Theatre in Rochester, New York to the Georgia Shakespeare Festival. He has been artistic director of the Sacramento Theatre Company, artistic associate of Geva Theatre, and an associate professor of opera at the University of Kansas.


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Life and career

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Raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ocel received his bachelor of theater arts degree from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 1981. In Baltimore, Maryland he worked as a stage manager with the Baltimore Opera Company and the Peabody Conservatory of Music. Also stage managing at Central City Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Tulsa Opera, Opera/Omaha, and the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, he was involved with more than 75 productions before accepting a position as associate artistic director of the Sacramento Theatre Company in 1991. Ocel became artistic director of STC's 1995-1996 season before moving to St. Louis, Missouri to freelance and reside with his partner, artist and graphic designer Peter Shank.

Productions as director

Productions for American Players Theatre:

  • As You Like It
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Productions for Shakespeare Santa Cruz:

  • Twelfth Night
  • As You Like It
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • The Winter's Tale
  • All's Well That Ends Well
  • Productions for Geva Theatre Center:

  • The Illusion
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Twelve Angry Men
  • My Fair Lady
  • The Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • Brighton Beach Memoirs
  • Biloxi Blues
  • Broadway Bound
  • Smell of the Kill
  • Dial M for Murder
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Final Adventure
  • Evie's Waltz
  • Productions for The Theater Conservatory at Webster University:

  • The Cherry Orchard
  • The Caucasian Chalk Circle
  • Ten Little Indians
  • The Importance of Being Earnest
  • The Winter's Tale
  • The Threepenny Opera
  • Carousel
  • The Children's Hour
  • Productions for Indiana Repertory Theatre:

  • Art
  • The Lion in Winter
  • I Do! I Do!
  • Death of a Salesman
  • Romeo and Juliet
  • Nobody Don't Like Yogi
  • Productions for Union Avenue Opera:

  • Pikovaya Dama
  • Dead Man Walking
  • La traviata
  • Rigoletto
  • Productions for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis:

  • Armida (Haydn)
  • American premiere of Alexander Goehr's Arianna
  • La bohème
  • Carmen
  • Productions for Lyric Opera of Kansas City:

  • Billy Budd
  • The Elixir of Love
  • Salome
  • Macbeth
  • Un ballo in maschera
  • Madama Butterfly
  • Productions for Boston Lyric Opera:

  • Tosca
  • Candide
  • La bohème
  • Productions for Opera Pacific and Tulsa Opera:

  • The Marriage of Figaro
  • Productions for Michigan Opera Theater:

  • Lucia di Lammermoor
  • Productions for the Sacramento Theatre Company:

  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • Measure for Measure
  • The Mandrake
  • The Richard Hellesen–David de Berry musical adaptation of A Christmas Carol
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • Fifth of July
  • A Raisin in the Sun
  • The Good Person of Setzuan
  • Electra
  • A View from the Bridge
  • The Glass Menagerie
  • The Mousetrap
  • Lonely Planet
  • Productions for Theatre Emory in Atlanta, Georgia:

  • The Good Person of Setzuan
  • George Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah
  • Agamemnon/Electra
  • Productions for the University of Kansas-Lawrence:

  • The Crucible
  • The Visions of Marguerite: A Faust Project
  • Così fan tutte
  • Candide
  • Albert Herring
  • Falstaff
  • The Marriage of Figaro
  • Dido and Aeneas
  • The Old Maid and the Thief
  • The Tales of Hoffmann
  • La traviata
  • Picnic a world premiere opera
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