Director of Opera Music
Department(s)Conducting and Ensembles, Opera
Stephen Dubberly, Associate Professor in the Division of Conducting and Ensembles, serves as music director of UNT Opera and teaches courses in opera repertoire. He is also associate conductor and chorus master for Fort Worth Opera and music director of Opera in Concert. He has conducted for Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Des Moines Metro Opera, the Knoxville Opera Company, San Antonio Opera, Abilene Opera, Utah Lyric Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, Opera Breve, Cartersville Opera, American Bel Canto Opera, SOMA Foundation, Teatro Goldoni in Venice, Italy, Teatro Accademico in Castelfranco Veneto, Opera Athens (Georgia), the University of Tennessee, and Webster University. From 2001 to 2011 he conducted frequently for Amarillo Opera, including productions of Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, The Barber of Seville, Don Pasquale, Rigoletto, The Pirates of Penzance, Falstaff, I pagliacci, La bohème, Gianni Schicchi, The Italian Straw Hat, the regionally-broadcast production of Gene Murray’s The Wage of Sin, and Carmen. This past summer, he conducted a production of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah for Red River Lyric Opera’s inaugural season.
At UNT, he has conducted productions of Alcina, The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, The Magic Flute, La clemenza di Tito, Il barbiere di Siviglia, L’elisir d’amore, Lucia di Lammermoor, La traviata, Roméo et Juliette, Die Fledermaus, The Bartered Bride, The Pirates of Penzance, Les contes d’Hoffmann, Falstaff, I pagliacci, La bohème, Cendrillon, Werther, Madama Butterfly, The Merry Widow, Suor Angelica, Gianni Schicchi, The Threepenny Opera, the world premiere of Hans Schaeuble's Dorian Gray, The Mother of Us All, Albert Herring, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Turn of the Screw, Dialogues of the Carmelites, Regina, The Crucible, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Into the Woods, and Ned Rorem’s Our Town.
Stephen began his musical training in Montevideo, Uruguay, and received the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from Yale University.