Acclaimed stage director, Joseph Bascetta, is recognized for his high
artistic standards and insightful direction and is continually gaining
notoriety for his productions in the United States and Canada.
International career highlights include, Pula Opera Festival, Croatia;
Taipei Music Festival at the National Theatre in Taipei, Taiwan; Festival
de Opera in Tenerife, Spain; Kim Cha Kyung Opera, Seoul, Korea; Astra
Theatre, Malta; International Opera House, Shanghai, China; Singapore
"Hawaii Opera Theatre's...season closed with an understated Turandot.
Joseph Bascetta was able to move chorus and crowds with near-cinematic
"Bascetta, the stage director with a fondness for opera and musical
theatre, is creating some lavish, blood-curdling passion in Opera Lyra's
production of La Boheme..."
"The stage direction by Joseph Bascetta looked so natural that one forgot it was opera."
--The Columbus Dispatch for Aida