Eve Summer

Stage Director
Marvel Arts

Hailed "a rising star of stage directing whose approach refreshes hope for the future of opera," Eve Summer is a director, producer, and choreographer. She has been described as having "a gift for translating classic symbolism into familiar detail with just enough flippancy to bring out the fun of the opera without skewing the emotional equation."  Recent directing credits include The Glimmerglass Festival, Trouble in Tahiti; Opera Saratoga, The Barber of Seville; Opera Columbus, Tosca, Don Giovanni, Rigoletto; Curtis Opera Theatre, Così fan tutte, Albert Herring (*Upcoming Les Mamelles de Tirésias/The Seven Deadly Sins); Tulsa Opera, The Little Prince; Opera Carolina, Don Giovanni; Opera Grand Rapids, Così fan tutte, The Pirates of Penzance, Don Giovanni, The Mikado (*Upcoming Die Entführung aus dem Serail); Opera Orlando, The Tales of Hoffmann, Lizbeth; Connecticut Early Music Festival, Xerxes; A.J.Fletcher Opera Institute at UNCSA, Volpone; Opera Tampa, The Pearl Fishers; Knoxville Opera, dell'Arte Opera, *upcoming Mobile Opera, Le nozze di Figaro; Opera in Williamsburg, La bohème, The Pearl Fishers, The Magic Flute, Boheme Opera New Jersey, Aida, Lucia di Lammermoor; BU Opera Institute, Little Women, Later the Same Evening(*Upcoming Spring Opera). 

A former professional ballet dancer and choreographer, Ms. Summer's choreography credits include a commission to choreograph a new ballet, Jeanne's Fantasy, by composer Mark Warhol for the premiere with Contrapose Dance and Fort Point Theatre Channel, Elektra at Des Moines Metro Opera, Falstaff at Opera Colorado, and Don Giovanni at Boston Opera Collaborative. She recently collaborated with renowned choreographer Karole Armitage on the critically acclaimed American premiere of Philip Glass' Opera-Ballet The Witches of Venice at Opera Saratoga. Ms. Summer has served as staff director and choreographer at Boston Lyric Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Colorado, Tulsa Opera, Opera Saratoga, and Opera Boston. www.EveSummerDirector.com