Marilyn Gronsdal is a director and has worked as a librettist. In addition to many productions as an assistant director at the Canadian Opera Company, she has staged La Bohème for the COC, remounted Robert Lepage’s The Nightingale and Other Short Fables at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and was the production Assistant Director for the COC Ring Cycle. She has assisted on COC productions seen internationally: François Girard’s productions of Siegfried in Lyon and Oedipus Rex and Symphony of Psalms at the Edinburgh Festival, and Dmitri Bertman’s production of La Traviata in New Zealand. In addition to her work at the COC she has directed for Manitoba Opera, Saskatchewan Opera, the Canadian Children’s Opera Company and the University of Toronto Opera Division.
Assistant on Peter Sellars’ Tristan and Isolde, and Atom Egoyan’s Salome at the COC, as well as directing Carmen in Saskatchewan.