Rebecca Greenstein, American stage director, producer and performer, was born 1974 in Fort Worth, Texas. In 2009, Ms. Greenstein began her producing and directing career with repertory opera company, Opera Manhattan. She later founded her own international companies in 2011: Opera Moderne and the Hot Box Girls. Finding critical acclaim, Ms. Greenstein’s Opera Moderne was an immediate success in the international operatic sector and received accolades from the NYTimes, Opera News, Musical America, The Huffington Post, Parterre Box, Time Out New York, Opera Pulse, the Modern Mozartian, Superconductor, Voce di Meche, Classical Source, WQXR Operavore, The One-Way Ticket Show, the European Cultural News, and der Standard.
Upcoming productions for 2019-2021, concept by and the under the stage direction of Ms. Greenstein include: "The Dark Cabaret" with the introduction of the new violin concerto "Dirty Music" by Richard Pearson Thomas at the Ateliertheater in Vienna, Austria on June 28, 2019 (European Premiere) in collaboration with the Hot Box Girls International;
"L'Opera Burlesque" October 18 and December 7, 2019 at the Ateliertheater in Vienna, Austria; “Proserpina” music by Wolfgang Rihm, libretto by Goethe at the Kammeroper Wien with the Neue Oper Wien in Vienna, Austria (Austrian Premiere) June 2020; and “Fantaisie Macabre” in collaboration with The Freestyle Orchestra and musicologist Dr. Chanda VanderHart (currently in pre-production).
Ms. Greenstein attended Texas State University (TSU) in San Marcos, Texas where she double-majored in Musical Theatre and Operatic Vocal Performance. These extensive programs at TSU trained Ms. Greenstein in Stage Direction, Lighting, Costuming, Hair and Make-Up, Dance, Movement, Acting, Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy, as some of her required essentials. She began her career as a performer in equity and non-equity theatres around Texas, doing regional Musical Theatre for such production companies as Zilker Theatre, The Violet Crow Players, and Austin Musical Theatre. In May 2001, Ms. Greenstein continued by moving to New York City and maintained her musical and operatic performance career with such companies as The National Lyric Opera, Dicapo Opera Theatre, One World Symphony, JABEN USA and included new ventures into TV/Film with ORF Television, Mezzo Television, Sir Murray Productions and Pristine Pictures (where her vocal performance was included at the Cannes and Toronto Film Festivals for the film “Hollywood Heroine” in 2008).