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About Me

Taylor Rachel Carnes is currently the first stage director in the Graduate Artist Certificate Program in Opera at the University of North Texas under the direction of Jonathan Eaton. ​She is a 2022-2023 recipient of the National Opera Association's JoElyn Wakefield-Wright Stage Director Fellowship. Taylor has worked with companies including LA Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Boston Lyric Opera, Aspen Opera Center, Opera UCLA, and West Edge Opera. 

Upcoming Projects

THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO - UNT OPERA

Jonathan Eaton, director

Taylor Rachel Carnes, assistant director

November 3rd, 6th, 12th and 13th 

Lyric Theater - Murchison Performing Arts Center

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - UNT OPERA

Taylor Rachel Carnes, director

Stephanie Rhodes-Russell, conductor

March 2nd-5th

Lyric Theater - Murchison Performing Arts Center

Trouble in Tahiti - UNT Opera 2022 - Directed by Taylor Rachel Carnes

Trouble in Tahiti - UNT Opera 2022

Photograph by Karen Almond