Benjamin Wayne Smith | Director
Benjamin Wayne Smith, stage director, has directed for Opera Memphis, Seattle Opera's Young Artist Program, Tacoma Opera, Asheville Lyric Opera, Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, The Intermountain Opera Association, the Young Artist Program at Pittsburgh Opera, the University of Cincinnati/CCM, Baldwin Wallace University and The Opera Theater of Lucca, Italy. He is thrilled to be making his debut with Indianapolis Opera.
In 2013, Ben was appointed Artistic Director of the Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti, a summer training program for young singers in Lucca, Italy. He joined the faculty at Baldwin Wallace University in 2010 as their first full time Director of Opera and in 2015, joined the faculty at the University of Memphis.