Gregory Keller is happy to return to the Jacksonville Symphony where he previously directed La Bohème.  Other original opera productions include:  Elizabeth Cree for the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance. Gianni Schicchi and Madama Butterfly at Hawai`i Opera Theatre. Cosí fan tutte for Houston Grand Opera’s Studio Program. Il Turco in Italia and L’Incoronazione di Poppea for Wolf Trap Opera. The Marriage of Figaro, Madama Butterfly, L’Heure Espagnole and The Old Maid and the Thief for Berkshire Opera. Tosca, Salome, Susannah, and a punk-rock version of The Pirates of Penzance at Cedar Rapids Opera. Peter Maxwell Davies’s Eight Songs for a Mad King, and Mahler’s Songs of a Wayfarer with Eos Orchestra in New York. His theatre piece, Patriot Act, enjoyed a sold-out run at New York Theatre Workshop, and was shown on cable TV across the nation.

Gregory recently retired after 26 seasons as a Stage Director at the Metropolitan Opera, where he has staged acclaimed revivals of La Bohème, La Fanciulla del West, Salome, Lulu, Wozzeck, Luisa Miller, Gianni Schicchi, Rigoletto, Die Zauberflöte, Le Nozze di Figaro and Don Giovanni.

Mr. Keller grew up in Los Angeles and attended Columbia College in NYC, where he lived for over 40 years. He now lives on the Big Island of Hawai`i and enjoys stand-up paddle boarding, outrigger canoeing and scuba diving.