Dylan F. Thomas is the Co-Founder and Co-Artistic Director of Center Stage Opera in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley, currently in its 13th season, where he has directed ground-breaking productions of countless operas, as well as staged concerts. Mr. Thomas has also recently directed for Santa Monica College, as well as California State University, Los Angeles, where he directed productions of Die Fledermaus (with original dialogue written by Thomas), Gluck’s Orfeo ed Euridice, and Glass’ highly challenging work, Hydrogen Jukebox. Thomas worked as the Resident Stage Director at Opera Pacific, where he directed opera super-stars Ana Maria Martinez and Quinn Kelsey in a semi-staged concert with the Opera Pacific Orchestra under the baton of Maestro John DeMain. Mr. Thomas also directed several semi-staged concerts for the Pacific Symphony in Orange County, CA. Ana Maria Martinez (Metropolitan Opera) described Thomas as “thinking out of the box in an intriguing and captivating way… an inspiring director.” Quinn Kelsey (Metropolitan Opera) says that Thomas, “utilized his own intuitive twists on the storyline… to give me as a singer a different perspective of my interpretation. (He) could prove quite useful in bringing more and more audiences back to the opera. Mr. Thomas’ insight just seems to me to be a very healthy way to reenergize opera productions.” Mr. Thomas is thrilled to be making his directing debut for Opera Fairbanks, and is excited to have the opportunity to fall in love with the Fairbanks community.