Kaley Karis Smith has worked as a director and assistant director with opera companies across the country,
including Houston Grand Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Michigan Opera Theater, Opera Delaware, Opera
Omaha, and Virginia Opera. She is currently engaged as the Resident Artist Stage Director at Pittsburgh Opera
for the 2020-2021 season.
Recently, she was the assistant stage director for Barrie Kosky’s production of Saul at Houston Grand Opera, the assistant director for Cinderella and stage director for Goldie B. Locks and the Three Singing Bears at Virginia Opera, and was the assistant director for Orpheus and Euridice at West Edge Opera. Other directing credits include: Make a Scene! with Opera Delaware, The Turn of the Screw and The Crucible with Chicago Summer Opera, As One Open Rehearsals Series and The Bremen Town Musicians at The Chautauqua Opera Company, Le Nozze di Figaro at Augusta University, and Petunia and Jack and the Beanstalk with FBN Productions, Inc.