Emma Griffin is a theater and opera director based in New York City; she is also the Managing Artist Director of The Mannes Opera. Hailed by the New York Times for her "deeply resonant", "intelligent", and "darkly enchanting" staging, Griffin's productions have been seen in performance venues all over the country. She is a frequent collaborator on new music/theater pieces with composers such as Phil Kline, Corey Dargel, Rachel Peters and Ricky Ian Gordon. Opera credits include: La Fanciulla del West at Opera Colorado, the world premiere of Charpentier's La Feste de Ruel with Catacoustic Consort; La Boheme at Crested Butte Music Festival, Jake Hegge's Three Decembers at Atlanta Opera; Don Giovanni at Boston Lyric Opera; in addition to many productions with Juilliard Opera and Curtis Opera Theater. She was the Artistic Director of the OBIE-award winning Salt Theater, based in NYC, and has theater credits at many regional theaters including Perseverance Theater, Geva Theater Center, Syracuse Stage, Southern Rep, Actor’s Express, Virginia Stage, and Williamstown Theater Festival. Prior to coming to Mannes Opera at The New School, she taught at SUNY Stonybrook, NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, and was the head of the Opera Stage Directing Program at the College-Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati.