Anthony Buck

Librettist, Stage Director, Teacher, Tenor

Anthony Buck is a versatile artist with over 100 stage credits to his name as singer, actor, director, playwright, librettist, composer, and stage manager. Also a voice teacher, his students have been accepted at San Francisco Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, University of Utah, Westminster College and Utah State University. Anthony holds a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Voice Performance, related field in Opera Production from the University of Utah. Dr. Buck is the Artistic Director for Utah Vocal Arts Academy's Summer Opera Festival and teaches a variety of music courses at both Salt Lake Community College and Utah Valley University.

Anthony's recent achievements listed below:

Anthony directed the Salt Lake Vocal Artist's production of Considering Matthew Shepard in February 2022.

Anthony's new translation of Offenbach's Orpheus in the Underworld premiered at Utah Vocal Arts Academy, July 2021. Anthony Buck, director. Michaella Calzaretta, conductor. Central Washington University and New York University will also mount productions of the translation in Spring 2022.

Anthony Buck provided the libretto and original stage direction for a one-act opera of A Christmas Carol. The University of Utah's 2019 Production of A Christmas Carol at The Grand Theatre in Salt Lake City was the Division 4 1st Place Winner for the National Opera Association's Opera Production Awards.

Opera Harmony and OperaVision have released Anthony Buck and Ian Mikyska's short digital opera Divas Furloughed. The Financial Times called it "witty." See it here.

Lizzie Holmes as Cio Cio San, Keely Futterer as Violetta, Elise Caluwaerts as Lucia, and Justine Viani as Salome in Divas Furloughed.

La Traviata at Utah Valley University, January 2020. Isaac Hurtado, director. Nicholas Giusi, conductor. Anthony Buck, assistant director.

Louise Frazier, Violetta

Sam Plumb, Alfredo

Women's chorus

Full cast

Peter and the Starcatcher at Centerpoint Legacy Theatre, January 2020. Liz Christensen, director. Anthony Buck, music director.

Swim On

Cast Photo


Silence libretto reading

October 2019, Leishman Hall.