Steven Daigle received a bachelor's degree in vocal education and performance in 1987
from Southeastern. He is head of the opera program at the Eastman School of Music,
where he has served on the faculty since 1997. He is dramatic director of Eastman
School of the artistic staff for more than 300 lyric theater productions and production
stage manager of more than 400 professional operatic performances.
Daigle's directing credits include productions for the Eastman School of Music, Mercury
Opera of Rochester, the Lyric of Atlanta, Oberlin Conservatory, Louisiana State University,
Florida State Opera, South Georgia Opera, Kent State Opera Workshop and the Columbia
Theatre Players. Productions include collaborations with Pulitzer Prize winning composters,
legendary Broadway Composers, and American opera composers and conductors.As a singer
he has performed major roles in productions such as A Little Night of Music, Hello
Dolly, Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Fledermaus, and Guys and Dolls.
He was named Southeastern's 2006 Distinguished Alumnus from the College of Arts, Humanities,
and Social Sciences.