Nic Muni has recently been appointed Artistic Director at the AJ Fletcher Opera Institute at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. In addition, he also teaches acting and stagecraft at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and Bard Conservatory of Music Vocal Arts Program. His productions have been seen at San Francisco Opera, New York City Opera, Canadian Opera Company in Toronto, Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Glimmerglass Opera and Opera Theater of St. Louis. In Europe he has directed for the Prague National Opera, the Kurt Weill International Festival, Stadttheater Giessen, Opera Ireland, Theater Erfurt, Tirolerlandestheater in Innsbruck and Stadttheater Bern. His revival of Jenůfa at the Canadian Opera Company in 2003 received Canada's prestigious DORA award for best theater production of the year. Recent productions: U.S. stage premiere of Das Liebesverbot at Glimmerglass Opera, La Finta Giardiniera & L'amico Fritz at San Francisco Opera Merola; Carmen at Boston Lyric Opera; Cardillac at Opera Boston, U.S. Stage premiere of El Amor Brujo/La Vida Breve at Manhattan School of Music. He served as Artistic Director for the Tulsa Opera (1987-93) and Cincinnati Opera (1996-2005).
Nic continues teaching at The Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia and Bard Conservatory of Music and will add a teaching assignment at Bard College of Music, working with the undergraduates there.
A new appointment is Guest Opera Director at Shenandoah Conservatory of music where he directed and designed a production of Dido & Aeneas/Orpheus Britannicus in the fall and will direct and provide a new English translation for Die Fledermaus in the spring.