Susan Stone Li is a Houston-based stage director with a diverse background in opera and musical theatre. In the 2014/15 season she makes her debut with Houston's Opera in the Heights directing a new production of Verdi's Rigoletto, as well as her debut with The Atlanta Opera directing the spring studio tour of The Marriage of Figaro. She also returns to the Houston Grand Opera in October as assistant director for Cosi fan tutte with director Harry Silverstein. After serving as assistant director to John Caird for a new production of La bohème at Houston Grand Opera in 2012, Stone Li made her HGO directorial debut remounting the production in 2013 at the Miller Outdoor Theater and the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion. She has served as assistant director at HGO for Mary Stuart in 2012 and Fidelio in 2011, in addition to previous seasons with Opera Grand Rapids and New Orleans Opera. In the summer months she enjoys working at Aspen Opera Theater Center and Wolf Trap Opera, where she was on the production team for the world premiere of John Musto and Mark Campbell’s The Inspector. Additional operatic credits include new productions of The Medium with Florida State University, The Telephone with Rice University, and Amahl and the Night Visitors with Opera Kadop.
Equally at home on the musical theatre stage, Susan Stone Li has assisted on touring productions of Cats, Camelot, Chicago, and Annie, working with such performers as Andrea Marcovicci, Karen Mason, and Robert Goulet. Stone Li makes her home in Houston, Texas.