Cara Consilvio is a director and producer of opera, theater, and film. Recent directing credits include Il Trovatore for Opera in the Heights, Scalia/Ginsburg for Chautauqua Opera and the world premiere of Our Trudy for the Ad Astra Music Festival. In the Spring of 2021, she directed the chamber opera season at Grand Rapids Opera, which included Penny, an opera film, and Second Nature. In January of 2021, Cara directed and edited Bernadette’s Cozy Book Nook; a world premiere opera film for Fort Worth Opera. In 2020, Cara directed Scalia/Ginsburg for Opera Carolina and Opera Grand Rapids, and the world premieres of The Leader and Kassandra for Opera in the Heights. Other stage directing engagements include new productions of Philip Glass' Hydrogen Jukebox at Chautauqua Opera, An American Dream at Anchorage Opera, The Threepenny Opera for Syracuse Opera, Suor Angelica and Glory Denied at Tri-Cities Opera, and The Elixir of Love for Piedmont Opera. Cara is a co-founder of Hup! Productions and is currently in post-production on her feature film directing debut, a feature documentary called For the Love of Friends, which will premiere on the film festival circuit in 2022.