Antigoni Gaitana

Antigoni Gaitana Dramaturg

Antigoni Gaitana is an opera dramaturg who is dedicated to storytelling and to communicating with audiences by helping to create new operatic repertory, aiding in bringing existing operas to fresh life through creative collaboration, scholarship, writing, translating, and speaking, directing, and participating in recitals. As a dramaturg, she has collaborated with important musical institutions, festivals, and opera companies in New York and in her native Greece. Some highlights of her recent work include an essay on Dido and Aeneas for Opera Saratoga’s 2015 season program book, supertitles for New York University’s Opera Scenes presentation and for Trinity Church’s Time’s Arrow Festival (Artemisia), and performance texts for Heartbeat Opera (Miss Handel). She made her debut as a stage director in 2016 with the Cantanti Project’s production of Handel’s Alcina. In August 2017, she served as director and dramaturg for the Greek premiere of Vaughan Williams’s Riders to the Sea at the 33rd Summer Festival in Horto, Greece. She also writes theatre and opera reviews for the online magazines NY Theatre Guide and The Theatre Times. Ms. Gaitana holds a B.A. in Theatre Studies from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, a Diploma in Vocal Performance from Athenaeum Conservatory and an M.A. in Vocal Performance from Hunter College.