Steven LaCosse has sung and acted in over 80 productions. As a stage director, he has directed more than 40 productions including, Beatrice and Benedick, Don Giovanni, Eugene Onegin, Don Pasquale, Le nozze di Figaro, Carousel, The Sound of Music, The Fantasticks, Die Fledermaus, The Tender Land, The Impressario, Trouble in Tahiti, Cavelleria Rusticana, La fille du Régiment, Candide, Amahl and the Night Visitors, Disney's Beauty and the Beast and Madama Butterfly. Most recent projects, Verdi's Un ballo in maschera for Piedmont Opera Madama Butterfly for the Princeton Festival, and the southeastern premier of Ned Rorem's Our Town for the Fletcher Institute.
Upcoming projects include Carmen for The Princeton Festival and a return for a ninth year to Colorado College as Assistant Program Director and Principal Stage Director for Opera Theatre of the Rockies' Vocal Arts Symposium.
An active singer as well as director, Mr. LaCosse has appeared with many opera companies, including: Toledo Opera, Opera Carolina, Opera Festival of New Jersey, Utah Festival Opera Company, and Piedmont Opera. Roles include Gastone in La traviata, Spoletta in Tosca, Guillot in Manon, Goro in Madama Butterfly, and the Servants in Tales of Hoffmann. He most recently appeared as Herman in Sweet Charity, and as Basilio/Curzio in Le nozze di Figaro.
Mr. LaCosse holds a bachelor's degree in voice from Indiana University at South Bend, a master's degree in voice from the University of North Texas, a master's degree in opera stage direction from Indiana University, and is a doctoral candidate in voice at Indiana University.
Opera Carolina Performances:
Die Fledermaus (2007–2008)