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Robin A. Guarino

Title: Professor of Opera; J. Ralph Corbett Distinguished Chair in Opera
Office: 323 Dieterle Vocal Arts Cntr
Tel: 513-556-9450

Robin Guarino joined CCM after most recently serving on the faculty of The Juilliard School. Additional teaching and directing engagements have included the Manhattan School of Music, Mannes College of Music, New York University and UCLA.

She worked as a stage director with The Metropolitan Opera, where she directed and restaged productions of Don Giovanni, Così fan tutte, The Magic Flute, The Marriage of Figaro and Lohengrin. Additional directing engagements have included Glimmerglass Opera, Seattle Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Virginia Opera, Chautauqua Opera and the American Symphony Orchestra in performances at Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall. Recent directing engagements include The Marriage of Figaro and L’Étoile for the Wolf Trap Opera Festival, La Calisto, Iphigénie en Aulide and The Magic Flute for Juilliard Opera Theatre, Il Signor Bruschino for Gotham Chamber Opera, and Giulio Cesare in Egitto for Seattle Opera. Guarino directed Six Ten-Minute Operas I & II for the Eos Orchestra (New York City), which included the world premieres of chamber operas by Jake Heggie (Again) and Mark Adamo (Avow), the world premiere of David del Tredici’s monodrama, Dracula (also with Eos), and the American premiere of Heinrich Sutermeister’s Die Schwarze Spinne for Gotham Chamber Opera.

Also a filmmaker, she produced and directed four independent films including Crossing the Atlantic, which was shown on PBS’ “Independent Focus.”


  • BA and MFA, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
  • (Additional studies at The British Institute and Goethe Institute; study with Jean Pierre-Ponnelle at the Munich State Opera and The Metropolitan Opera).