Matthew Haney, Stage Director
Matthew Haney is a second-year Pittsburgh Opera Resident Artist in 2019-20. He is scheduled to assistant direct Don Giovanni, Florencia en al Amazonas, Carmen, and Norma. He is scheduled to direct Alcina and The Last American Hammer.
In the 2018-19 season, he assistant directed Madama Butterfly, Hansel & Gretel, La bohème, Don Pasquale, and afterWARds-Mozart's Idomeneo Reimagined. He directed 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”.
Other directing engagaments for Mr. Haney have included productions with University of Kansas, University of Central Missouri, William Jewel College, and Lawrence Opera Theater.
Mr. Haney has been an assitant director for San Antonio Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Central City Opera, Opera Omaha, Tulsa Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, Mobile Opera, and University of Kansas.
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.
Mr. Haney's residency is sponsored by Dr. Athan Georgiades and Dr. Lydia Contis.