Bethania Baray is a Mexican-American opera stage director. For the past five years, Bethania has served as the Director of Opera at Arkansas State University (2014-2019). Most recently, Opera Memphis named Bethania the second recipient of the McCleave Fellowship in Directing where she will be Assistant Director to all mainstage productions and will direct special projects. Last spring, Bethania was the Assistant Director for the Opera Memphis production of L’italiana in Algeri.
A message from Bethania:
“Hey there! Welcome and thank you for visiting my website! My desire is to serve and expand this extraordinary art form as an innovator. Opera can become a more permanent part of popular culture and I am most eager to bring these timeless and new stories to a broader audience. I am particularly passionate about stories that showcase and examine Latino culture, and with new perspectives and different ways of storytelling, I look forward to the future of opera.”