Giselle Ty is a London-based theater and opera director who specializes in experimental, interdisciplinary and site-specific work.
She has directed productions for Boston Lyric Opera, Houston Grand Opera (HGOco), Center for Contemporary Opera, West Edge Opera, National Sawdust, NYU Tisch School of Drama, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University. Engagements as associate and assistant director include projects with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Tanglewood Music Festival, MIT Media Lab, American Repertory Theatre, Opera Boston, Gotham Chamber Opera, l’Opéra National de Bordeaux, and London’s Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
Her recent staging of Erwartung, which transformed Schönberg’s and Pappenheim’s monodrama into a dance-theater piece for seven performers, was praised as “riveting” (Opera News), “boldly revisionist”, and “superb” (San Francisco Chronicle).
In addition to theater and opera productions, some of Ty’s favorite projects have included collaborations with the Peabody Essex Museum, where she was invited to create original work for the museum’s galleries and historic houses, and Invitation to an Empty Room a psychologically immersive experience developed through a residency with New Georges Theatre, where she is an affiliate artist.
Currently a 2023-24 Ecker Fellow with the Boston Psychoanalytic Society & Institute and a member of Lincoln Center Directors’ Lab, Ty’s has trained theatrically with former resident artists at the American Repertory Theatre, SITI Company, and l’École Jacques Lecoq in Paris.
She is a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, where she studied art history and orchestral trumpet.