Garnett Bruce has had an active directing career at national opera houses including Chicago Lyric, Cleveland, Houston, Dallas, San Diego, San Francisco, Washington DC, and Wolf Trap, and also abroad in Vancouver and the Teatro San Carlo in Naples. He has served on the staff of the Santa Fe Opera and since 1993 at the Aspen Music Festival and School. Bruce has assisted such figures as Harold Prince, Leonard Bernstein, David Hockney, and (on a continuing basis) Francesca Zambello.
Born in Washington, DC, Bruce sang for five years as a choirboy at the Washington National Cathedral, and received a continuing faculty appointment in 2006 following three productions as a guest artist. Bruce earned a bachelor’s degree cum laude at Tufts University.