Daniel Pelzig, Stage Director/Acting Coach
Pelzig has served as stage director and choreographer of Die Fledermaus at Houston Grand Opera, Countess Maritza for Santa Fe Opera, The Mikado and Romeo et Juliette for Kentucky Opera, Tosca and Turandot at Ft. Worth Opera, new productions of La Clemenza di Tito and Don Giovanni at Boston University, Carmen for Central City Opera and The Bartered Bride for Opera Boston.
His Metropolitan Opera credits include Iphigenie en Tauride, Lucia di Lammermoor, La Sonnambula and Armida. He has served as Associate Director for The Barber of Seville and Le Comte Ory at Seattle Opera with famed Australian director Lindy Hume. Choreography credits include The Cunning Little Vixen and Samson and Dalila at Houston Grand Opera, Regina, Die Fledermaus and The Merry Widow at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Salome, Capriccio and Ariadne auf Naxos at Santa Fe Opera, Aida at Los Angeles Opera, Akhnaten and Death in Venice at Chicago Opera Theatre and Carousel at the Glimmerglass Festival.
Broadway credits include 33 Variations, starring Jane Fonda, and A Year with Frog and Toad. Other theatre credits include directing Mary Poppins and My Fair Lady at Musical Theatre West, choreographing South Pacific at the Guthrie Theater, Guys and Dolls at Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Tartuffe, Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music at the Huntington Theatre, Pericles and Candide at the Goodman Theatre, and Don Juan and The Figaro Plays at the McCarter Theatre.
He spent five years as Resident Choreographer of Boston Ballet and has been on the faculty of the Juilliard School, Boston University, Ryan Opera Center at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Boston Conservatory and the University of Southern California, where he recently staged a new production of West Side Story. He earned his degree in Cellular Biology from Columbia University in New York.