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Directing Resume

Acis and Galatea named One of Vancouver’s Best Operas of 2017

Nigredo Hotel named One of Vancouver’s Best ‘Most Challenging Experiments’ of 2018:

“Holding it all together with adroit timing, placement and character interaction was Alan Corbishley’s intelligent and insightful direction.” Opera Canada, 2018, review of Nigredo Hotel, City Opera Vancouver.

He is the rare stage director whose embodied knowledge as a highly experienced musical performer animates his cast and turns the stage into a living space of discovery and wonder. With small budgets and short timeframes or large budgets and expansive schedules, his flexible inventiveness makes magic.” Rena Sharon, Vancouver International Song Institute

“Alan Corbishley’s direction was fluid, playful and dark by turns…and introducing a concept of the opera more dramatically compelling than the original… (and) an auspicious production from a new troupe in town.” Vancouver Classical Music, review of Handel’s Acis and Galatea, 2017

Satie de Paris was poetry on stage” Kamloops Daily News


Angel’s Bone, Du Tun, Stage Director + Producer, Sound the Alarm/re:Naissance Opera

Andrew Lloyd Webber’s 70th Celebration

Beauty and the Beast Jr, Stage Director

The Berlin Project, City Opera Vancouver

In-sec(t), new opera commission, Stage Director + Producer, Sound the Alarm


Captain Lovelock, by John Duke, Stage Director


Nigredo Hotel, Gotham; Stage Director, City Opera Vancouver (Review)

Side by Side, Sondheim; Stage Director, Sound the Alarm:  Music/Theatre

Scarlatti Cantatas, Stage Director


Acis and Galatea, Handel (2017); Stage Director, Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre & re:Naissance Opera

·      Reviews:  Vancouver’s Best Operas 2017and  Opera Canada

La Chatte Metamorphosee en Femme, Offenbach, Stage Director and Designer

Fables, Rorem, Stage Director

A Hand of Bridge, Barber, Stage Director

A Sunday Excursion, Wilder, Stage Director


The Lost Operas of Mozart, City Opera Vancouver; Stage Director and Conceptual Designer; Opera Canada

Elegies, William Finn; Vancouver Academy of Music

Bad Date:  A Cautionary Tale; BC Living Arts, Stage Director, Dramaturge

The Women, Pasatieri; Stage Director

I Can’t Stand Wagner, Barab; Stage Director

The Ruined Maid, Barab; Stage Director 

The Weill Project, Weill; Stage Director


Abraham and Isaac, Britten; Stage Director, Vancouver Academy of Music

Sea Dream,Wensley; Stage Director, Vancouver Academy of Music

Love, L. Cohen; BC Living Arts, Stage Director, Production Design, Producer


Dragging Piaf; Filmmaker, Editor, Producer, Designer, Director; Review

Silent Chap, by Alan Corbishley; Western Canada Theatre/BC Living Arts. Playwright, Stage Director and Sound Designer (construction of musical score). A 90-minute silent play based on the life and artistry of Charles Chaplin. World Premiere at Western Canada Theatre Mainstage Season, February 2014 Dramaturgy by Kevin Kerr (Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Electric Company and Governor General Award Winner for Drama for his play Unity 1918)

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Webley aWaits; BC Living Arts, Set/Lighting Designer, Stage Director, Story Author, Producer 

Merry Me a Littleby Sondheim; BC Living Arts,  Stage Director, Set Designer, Lighting Designer, and Producer

Missed Connections (Sysco), Director/Designer, Vancouver International Song InstituteLady Macbeth (Pasatieri), Director/Designer, Vancouver International Song Institute


Shakespeare’s Kingdom, Director/Designer, Vancouver International Song Institute

September Songs, Creator/Author, Set Designer, Stage Director, Producer 


Western Canada Summer Games Opening & Closing Ceremonies

·       Production Designer, Author of Igniting the Spirit of Western Canada, Stage Director, Co-Producer

·       For a review, please visit

Canadian Cabaret IIIStage Director, Designer, Author

The Man Who Shot Chance Delany, by Ian WierAssistant Director (Western Canada Theatre – World Premiere)


Hermit Songs (Barber)Director/Designer, Vancouver International Song Institute

Canadian Cabaret II, Stage Director, Designer, Author


Canadian Cabaret I, Stage Director, Designer, Author

Satie de Paris, Co-Author, Designer, Stage Director, Producer

·       Critique:  “Satie de Paris was Poetry on Stage”



Mein Herze Schwimmt im Blut, Cantata BWV 199 (J.S. Bach) Stage Director and Designer

Metaxu, Creator, Set Designer, Producer, and Director/Dramaturge 

An original 30 minute ‘modern’ dance work in collaboration with The Tomorrow Collective

Critique: “Conceptual blends create dance magic!”  “two dancers shape shifted into one during an innovative dance performance . . . It wasn’t magic – not the paranormal sort, at least – but a conceptual blend of movement, light, sound and video that created the powerful illusion in Metaxu.”  (Kamloops Daily News)


Dichterliebe (Schumann), Performer and Stage Director

Ich Habe GenugCantata BWV 82 (J.S. Bach), Performer and Stage Director