Justin Griffith Brown
J. Griffith Brown is a Stage Director based out of New York City. His clear, stylized vision is inspired by his years as a singer, actor, and technical theatre/theatre production.
Justin makes his New York City Directing Debut with this new production of Die Zauberflöte with Bare Opera. In 2018 he will return to Palm Beach Opera as their Resident Director assisting on Tosca, Candide and Le Nozze di Figaro. He’ll work closely with the 20 Young Artists as coach and director, including a family production of Le Nozze di Figaro.
Recently his work has been seen with Palm Beach Opera’s 2017 family performance of The Pirates of Penzance. Throughout the 2016 Glimmerglass Festival stages concerts with Opera and Musical scenes ranging from RENT, Leoncavallo’s La Boheme, Britten’s Paul Bunyan and Poulenc’s Dialogues of the Carmelites. His new production of Dido and Aeneas at Maywood University School of Music this past April was hailed for it’s passionate and clear storytelling. His acclaimed 2015 Studio Artist Opera Scenes with Chautauqua Opera, included scenes from Norma, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Die Fledermaus, and Le Nozze di Figaro.
As an Assistant Director he worked with Palm Beach Opera 2017 season (Madame Butterfly, Rigoletto & The Pirates of Penzance) to great success. In 2016 he asssisted Francesca Zambello on her new production of Robert Ward’s The Crucible, and the world premiere of the Youth Opera Wilde Tales at The Glimmerglass Festival. Spring 2016 he assisted Carolyn Marlow on Defying Gravity: The Magical World of Stephen Schwartz, a revue with the American Music Theatre Ensemble at Manhattan School of Music. In April 2016 he assisted for the Regional Premiere of Ariadne auf Naxos with Palm Beach Opera, and Bernard Uzan on a new production of Carmen with Venture Opera. Summer of 2015 he worked alongside Jay Lesenger in his final season with Chautauqua Opera on Macbeth, and Eugene Onegin. Also coaching the studio and apprentice artists for recitals and concerts throughout the season.