Dayton Opera

Kathleen Clawson

Kathleen Clawson is the Artistic Director for Dayton Opera. She has been inspiring Dayton Opera with her creativity and leadership for over 12 years as Stage Director for 15 performances, including most recently an imaginative staging of Salome to close the 2018-2019 season and a lively production of the beloved La Cenerentola in 2020. Concurrent with her time with Dayton Opera, Kathleen has worked for the Santa Fe Opera for over 18 seasons and is the Associate Director of their Apprentice Singer Program and Director of the Young Voices of the Santa Fe Opera. She has served on the faculty of the University of New Mexico Department of Theatre and Dance since 1997, where she teaches courses in musical theater.