Brad Dalton’s original productions have been produced by opera houses all over the world such as Lyric Opera of Chicago, Los Angeles Opera, the Barbican in London (with the LSO), the State Opera of South Australia, Carnegie Hall, Washington National Opera, San Diego Opera, San Jose Opera, Opera Santa Barbara, New Orleans Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Pittsburgh Opera, Austin Lyric Opera and Opera Boston.
In 2003, Brad was awarded the prestigious Helpmann Award for “Best Direction of an Opera in Australia” for his direction of the Australian premiere of Dead Man Walking.
Brad has received critical acclaim for his “ravishingly theatrical” production of A Streetcar Named Desire starring Renee Fleming, which has been seen in London, New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago.
In 2017, Brad directed the American premiere of Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella. New opera productions include Alceste, Don Giovanni, The Magic Flute, Cosi Fan Tutte, La Clemenza di Tito, Idomeneo, Rigoletto, Il Trovatore, Tosca, La Boheme, Madama Butterfly, Faust, Romeo and Juliet, Carmen, Cavalleria Rusticana, Pagliacci, Anna Karenina, Albert Herring, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Flying Dutchman, Romeo and Juliet and Alma Deutscher’s Cinderella.
Brad is a graduate of Harvard University and the National Shakespeare Conservatory. He has directed numerous productions of theatre and musical theatre as well as opera.