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Anna Theodosakis is a Dora Award nominated stage director and choreographer. She has directed opera and music theatre for companies across Canada including Saskatoon Opera (Carmen), Brott Opera (Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, La traviata), The Banff Centre (A Room with a View), Toronto Summer Music Festival (Rape of Lucretia), Parks Canada (The Bells of Baddeck), Musique 3 Femmes (Love Songs), Manitoba Underground Opera (Die Zauberflöte), Muskoka Opera Festival (La bohème, Eugene Onegin), Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Haus Musik), and MYOpera (Rape of Lucretia, L’italiana in Algeri).
Anna was recently the Revival Director for the Canadian Opera Company’s The Magic Flute. She directed the COC’s Opera for Young Audiences WOW Factor: A Cinderella Story as well as the Ensemble Studio’s performance of La bohème and their 2018 Mainstage Showcase featuring Dido and Aeneas. Anna is on faculty with the COC Ensemble Studio as a Dramatic Coach. She frequently stages the Ensemble’s RBA Free Concert Series performances including the premiere of Ana Sokolović’s dawn always begins in the bones, a co-production between the Canadian Art Song Project and the 21C Festival.
Anna has worked regularly as an Assistant Director with the COC since 2017. She has also been an assistant director with Opera Theatre St. Louis (Cosi fan tutte), The Banff Centre (Rape of Lucretia), Tapestry Opera (Briefs - Winter Shorts), and the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (Mozart’s Requiem). She will be the Associate Director for Against the Grain Theatre’s production of Bluebeard’s Castle.
Anna enjoys working with emerging artists and has been a sessional lecturer in Theatre Techniques and Staging & Directing for the University of British Columbia. She has also been a stage director and guest lecturer of acting, movement, and digital techniques with McGill University (The Limit of the Sun, Il guidizione di Pigmalione), the University of Toronto (The Medium), the Glenn Gould School (Flight, Hin und Zuruck/Les larmes du couteau), Dalhousie University (Die Fledermaus), Wilfrid Laurier University (Les contes d’Hoffmann, The Tender Land), the University of Ottawa (Love Songs, Die schöne Müllerin), the University of Manitoba (dawn always begins in the bones), and the University of Lethbridge. She has been an RBC Future Launch Artist Mentor with the Association for Opera in Canada and a mentor for Pacific Opera Victoria's Civic Engagement Quartet. Anna is also a Teaching Artist with the Canadian Opera Company.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of British Columbia as well as an Artistic Diploma in Operatic Stage Performance from the University of Toronto.
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