Marilyn Gronsdal is a director, assistant director and librettist in opera. She has worked regularly at the COC, including serving as the director of La Bohème, associate director of Eugene Onegin and as the assistant director on several productions including La Cenerentola, Aida, War and Peace, From the House of the Dead and The Flying Dutchman. Ms Gronsdal was the production assistant director for the COC’s Ring Cycle. She has staged productions for the COC Ensemble Studio, Manitoba Opera, Canadian Children’s Opera Company and the University of Toronto Opera Division, and assisted at the Nationaltheater Mannheim. Ms Gronsdal has also travelled with many COC productions including Oedipus Rex with Symphony of Psalms in Edinburgh, La Traviata in Auckland and Wellington, Siegfried in Lyon and most recently, The Nightingale and Other Short Fables in New York.