Peter Kazaras has a long history with Seattle Opera as a tenor and director for the mainstage and as the Artistic Director of the Young Artists Program. As a singer, Kazaras’s many roles here include Loge in Der Ring des Nibelungen, Pierre in War and Peace, and Captain Vere in Billy Budd. He has directed Norma, Falstaff, Tristan und Isolde, Il barbiere di Siviglia, and The Consul, among others. Kazaras recently directed Cendrillon at Juilliard Opera and An American Tragedy at Glimmerglass, and he frequently works with the San Francisco Opera’s Merola Program. He is now the Director of Opera UCLA.