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AZO Cast Members & Creatives

Stephanie Havey

Winner of the 2014 Adelaide Bishop award for artistic quality and 2013 winner of the Opera America Director-Designer Showcase, Stephanie Havey has directed for Opera Philadelphia, Pittsburgh Opera, Atlanta Opera, Opera Omaha, North Carolina Opera, Syracuse Opera, and Shreveport Opera.  Ms. Havey's new productions have been featured at The Curtis Institute of Music, Tulsa Opera, Opera Columbus, Opera North, Opera NEO, Opera Fayetteville, and Opera in the Heights.  Recently she joined the staging staff at San Francisco Opera for Olivier Tambosi's production of Jenůfa and The Santa Fe Opera for a new production of Salome directed by Daniel Slater.

This season Ms. Havey directs Rigoletto for Opera Grand Rapids and a new production of Il matrimonio segreto for Carnegie Mellon University.  She also assists on a new co-production of Eugene Onegin that will make its debut at Lyric Opera of Kansas City and Hawaii Opera Theatre.  In addition to directing, Ms. Havey also completed a residency at The Oberlin Conservatory of Music as the Visiting Instructor of Opera Theater.

During her two seasons as the first Resident Artist Stage Director for the Pittsburgh Opera, she received rave reviews for her new production of  Il matrimonio segreto and directed numerous productions and a staged recital series in the Opera Studio.  She has also worked on the Artistic or Production Staff at opera companies such as Boston Lyric Opera, Central City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Sarasota Opera, Virginia Opera, Nashville Opera, Orlando Opera, Opera New Jersey, and the Lyrique en Mer Festival in Belle Ile France.

Ms. Havey has worked extensively with Young Artist training programs including Pittsburgh Opera, Central City Opera, Tulsa Opera, Opera North, OperaNEO, University of Delaware, and the Florida State Opera.  From 2007-2009, she was the Director of Opera Workshop at Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, and Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville. 


Past Seasons