Matthew Haney, Stage Director
Matthew Haney is a first-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2018-19. He is scheduled to assistant direct Madama Butterfly, Hansel & Gretel, La bohème, Don Pasquale, and afterWARds-Mozart's Idomeneo Reimagined. He will be directing the Hansel & Gretel Student Matinee Performance and Glory Denied.
Most recetly Mr. Haney was seen at Marble City Opera where he directed both Verdi's La Traviata and the world premiere of Follow Suit. Haney has also stage directed for Winter Opera St. Louis, working on productions of La traviata, Carmen, La cenerentola and L'amico Fritz.
Prior to his time in St. Louis, Mr. Haney served as the Rimrock Opera principal stage director for three seasons. During his time with Rimrock Opera he directed productions of Turandot, La traviata, The Crucible, Rigoletto, and Tosca. For his production of Aïda with Rimrock Opera, he received acclaim for his “cleverly designed and visually fresh productions”.
Mr. Haney has also directed several world premieres including Sweets by Kate at Midwest Institute of Opera, Picnic (scenes) at Lawrence Opera Theater, The Nightingale and the Rosebush at Helianthus Opera Project, White Horizon at Helianthus Opera Project, and The Hour Glass at Butler University.