Opera Program Director
Caroline Altman, Director of Education San Francisco Opera Guild has been active in theater and music her whole life. Caroline began performing at the age of four, training in ballet, tap, violin, voice, and acting. She earned B.A.s in Vocal Performance and Theater History from UC San Diego and has performed leading and featured roles in musical theater, opera and cabaret in the SF Bay Area, New York, San Diego, LA, and toured Nationally. In Europe she has worked in Switzerland, England, Holland, and Germany. In addition to performing, Caroline has worked as stage director, music director, choreographer, composer, costume designer, and producer. She has written three musicals in collaboration, and five theater pieces for young audiences. With over 35 years teaching experience, she has directed youth programs all over the US and Europe, most notably TADA! and Stagedoor Manor in New York, Pineapple Studios in London, El Paso Opera in Texas, and San Francisco Opera Guild, where she has served as Education Director since 2006. At the Guild Caroline created the Summer Conservatory Programs, Book to Bravo! and Voices for Social Justice Composition Programs, the Opera Scouts Program, and wrote the anti-bullying touring show, How Andy Found his Voice that played the Bay Area, the LA area, and Florida. Her children’s chapter book, “Indy at the Opera: A Kitty Traviata” is for sale at Opera shops all around the country.