Dashiell Waterbury

Visiting Lecturer of Music

Dashiell Waterbury is a performer and director from Northern California. He has worked nationally and internationally as a lyric tenor and nationally as a singer and actor in plays and musicals

  • BA in Voice, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • MM in Vocal Performance, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
  • MM in Opera Production (emphasis: directing), Florida State University


Dashiell Waterbury


A tenor with a warm, heroic tone, Dashiell has performed operatic roles as diverse as the Rake in "The Rakes Progress", Beppe in "I Pagliacci," Nathan Detroit in "Guys and Dolls," the Phantom of the Opera, Rodolfo in "La Boheme," and several roles in the Mozart canon, including Tamino in "Die Zauberflte," Gomatz in "Zaide," and Basilio/Curzio in "Le Nozze di Figaro." Additionally, he is a frequent performer on the concert stage, having performed the tenor solos in works such as Beethoven's "9th Symphony," Bach's Passions, Mozart's "Requiem," and many others. His dramatic credits include Mercutio in Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," Bottom in "A Midsummer Night's Dream," and Austin in Sam Shepard's"True West." 

Dashiell holds a Master's degree in Voice Performance from the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music in addition to a second graduate degree in opera directing from Florida State University. His directing credits include Dominick Argento's "A Postcard from Morocco," Adamo's "Little Women," Mozart's "Die Zauberflte," Handel's "Oreste," Purcell's "Dido and Aeneas," and others. He has also directed musicals such as Sondheim's "A Little Night Music," "Shrek the Musical," and "Camelot." He has adapted or written five shows for the stage and produced them professionally on both coasts. In 2018, he served as interim Head of Opera for Baylor University.

More About Dashiell Waterbury

Areas of Expertise

  • Stage Directing
  • Dramatic coaching
  • Lyric diction
  • Vocal technique
  • Operatic literature

Course Topics

  • Opera Production
  • Opera Literature
  • Performance Techniques for Singing Actors
  • Singing Diction
  • Voice Lessons