Winner of the Adelaide Bishop Award and the Opera America Director-Designer Showcase, Stephanie Havey has staged productions for Opera de Montreal, Pittsburgh Opera, Arizona Opera, Hawaii Opera Theatre, Michigan Opera Theatre, Atlanta Opera, Opera Omaha, New York City Opera, North Carolina Opera, and others. Her new productions have been featured at Opera Santa Barbara, Tulsa Opera, Opera Columbus, Syracuse Opera, Lyrique-en-mer International Festival de Belle-Ile, Curtis Institute of Music, and Carnegie Mellon University. She has also been a member of the staging staff at San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, and The Santa Fe Opera.
Ms. Havey is sought after as a collaborator for the development of new opera, staging new works with Opera Philadelphia for their Double Exposure event, Opera America’s New Works Forum, and is in her third season of developing new works as the Resident Stage Director for North American New Opera Workshop.
Upcoming engagements include Seattle Opera, Philadelphia Orchestra, Arizona Opera, and new productions of Norma for Boston Lyric Opera and Pittsburgh Opera.
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. Professional credits also include engagements with Boston Lyric Opera, Central City Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Sarasota Opera, Virginia Opera, Nashville Opera, Orlando Opera, and Opera New Jersey.
Ms. Havey has worked extensively with Young Artist training programs including Curtis Institute of Music, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Carnegie Mellon University, Central City Opera, Tulsa Opera, Opera North, OperaNEO, University of Delaware, and the Florida State Opera. She has also been the Director of Opera Workshop at Middle Tennessee State University and Tennessee State University in Nashville.