Rebecca Greenstein, is the executive director and producer of Opera Moderne and The Hot Box Girls International. She is also an artistic director, stage director, and an experienced performer, who originally hails from the great state of Texas. In 2009, Ms. Greenstein began her producing and directing career with the repertory opera company, Opera Manhattan in NYC. She later founded her own international companies in 2011: Opera Moderne and the Hot Box Girls International. Finding critical acclaim, Ms. Greenstein’s Opera Moderne was an immediate success in the international operatic scene 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 (Austria), and der Standard (Austria).
Productions for the 2019-2021 Season, under the stage direction of and created by 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; "Vien.noir: Caprice Noir," a new classical and jazz music fusion series in collaboration with The Freestyle Orchestra to premiere in the autumn of 2021; and in September 2022 "The Dido Project" (World Premiere) in Valletta, Malta.
Other recent productions include: "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. 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 moved to New York City and continued her musical and operatic performance career with such companies as The National Lyric Opera, Dicapo Opera Theatre, One World Symphony, JABEN USA and ventured into TV and 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).