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About Crystal

Crystal Manich is an international director whose work as been seen across the United States, Argentina, and Australia. From opera to musicals and plays, she creates a diverse body of work year after year. She holds a BFA and a Masters in Arts Management from Carnegie Mellon University. Scroll down to read about current projects.


Current projects include a double bill of Giacomo Puccini's tragic Suor Angelica and Il Tabarro at Opera Delaware in 2018. She is also a part of the ongoing development of a new adaptation of the Puerto Rican play La Carreta/The Oxcart in collaboration with playwright Caridad Svich.

Projects later in 2018 include several new productions including Rossini's La Cenerentola at the beautiful Brevard Music Center in North Carolina, her debut with Wolf Trap Opera directing Verdi's iconic work Rigoletto, Puccini's Madama Butterfly at Opera Columbus, and Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel with Pittsburgh Opera.