Cori Ellison

College Division

College Division: 

  • History of Singing, Vocal Arts

Contact Information

Contact Information

Currently serves as dramaturg at Glyndebourne Festival Opera. Was dramaturg at New York City Opera from 1997-2010 and has also served as production dramaturg for projects including Washington National Opera’s "Ring" cycle, Opera Boston’s The Nose, Offenbach!!! at Bard Summerscape, and Così fan tutte: Some Assembly Required at Operamission (N.Y.C.). Active in developing new American opera, she teaches opera dramaturgy for American Lyric Theater’s Composer Librettist Development Program, and was the first dramaturg invited to participate in the Yale Institute for Music Theater. Creates supertitles for opera companies across America, and helped launch Met Titles, the Met’s simultaneous translation system. Her English singing translations include Hansel and Gretel (N.Y.C.O.), La vestale (English National Opera), and Shostakovich’s Cherry Tree Towers (Bard Summerscape). Writes regularly for The New York Times and has contributed to books including The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, Metropolitan Opera Guide to Opera on Video, and The Compleat Mozart. Often appears on the Metropolitan Opera’s radio broadcasts, teaches master classes for young singers worldwide, and has lectured at venues including the Royal Opera House/Covent Garden, the Verbier Festival, the Smithsonian Institution, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Santa Fe, San Francisco, Cincinnati, Seattle, and Canadian opera companies.

The Juilliard School

Faculty since 2014.