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Raymond Zilberberg is a New York based, multi-lingual director of opera, musicals & dramas. Originally from Montreal Quebec, & raised in a Russian immigrant household he is fluent in Russian, French & has a working knowledge of Hebrew & Yiddish.
In his native Canada, Raymond founded One Foot Productions, a not-for-profit theatre company dedicated to revitalizing English musical theatre. In 2005, after four successful years as Artistic Director he moved to New York where he graduated from Columbia University with an M.F.A. in directing under the mentorship of Anne Bogart, Brian Kulick and Andrei Serban.
Raymond is a champion of storytelling with a sophisticated eye for stage composition. He strives to build tension between grand spectacle, heightened perspective & intimate relationships. His extensive experience in musical theatre as well as his graduate studies in text work and dramaturgy, have infused Raymond's work with a strong sense of collaborative rhythm and movement.
Currently Raymond is assisting director Keturah Stickann on a double bill of Seven Deadly Sins and Pagliacci at Virginia Opera and recently staged several concerts and assisted director Christopher Alden on his production of Sweeney Todd at the prestigious Glimmerglass Festival. This pat spring he directed a critically aclaimed sold out site-specific production of Tosca with LoftOpera in an old Brooklyn bus depot. Raymond had the pleasure of directing the first American revival of Michael John LaChiusa's Marie Christine in New York city. He has assisted notiable directors such as Molly Smith on Brecht’s Mother Courage starring Kathleen Turner at Arena Stage, and Andrei Serban on Khovantchina by Mussorgsky at the Paris National Opera. In addition to existing repetoire, Raymond is skilled at structrual accountability and the development of new works. He is thrilled to return to NYU's Graduate Musical Theatre program every spring to work with students on developing their thesis musicals for the classroom and beyond.
Raymond is also a teaching artist, having worked at Columbia University’s Summer Program and Stagedoor Manor. He teaches classes in Viewpoints, physical comedy, text analysis, & audition techniques.