stephanie havey


Winner of the Adelaide Bishop award for artistic quality and winner of the Opera America Director-Designer Showcase, Stephanie Havey has staged productions for Pittsburgh Opera, Michigan Opera Theatre, Arizona Opera, Atlanta Opera, Opera Omaha, New York City Opera, North Carolina Opera, and Hawaii Opera Theatre, as well as, new productions of La rondine for The Curtis Institute of Music, Tosca for the Lyrique-en-mer International Festival de Belle-Ile, The Crucible for Opera Santa Barbara, Shining Brow for Tulsa Opera, Il matrimonio segreto for Carnegie Mellon University, Rigoletto for Syracuse Opera, Falstaff for Resonance Works Pittsburgh, and Gluck’s Armide for OperaNeo.  She also has been a member of the staging staff at San Francisco Opera and The Santa Fe Opera.


Engagements for this season include Seattle Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Opera de Montreal, a new production of Norma for Boston Lyric Opera, La Traviata with Hawaii Opera Theatre, returning to the Pittsburgh Opera for Norma and Florencia en el Amazonas, La bohème for Charlottesville Opera, and Il barbiere di Siviglia for Finger Lakes Opera. Ms. Havey has been selected to participate in San Diego Opera’s theatre innovation project “Opera Hack,” a two-year project funded by an Opera America Innovation Grant to discover new ways for technology to be used in the production and presentation of opera. She also had the honor of hosting the 2019 Opera America Director-Designer Showcase at the National Conference in San Francisco as a returning alumna. 

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"smartly stage-directed by Stephanie Havey"

-Philadelphia Inquirer

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"Director Stephanie Havey’s crisp pacing was enhanced by ballet-like choreography, performed to the musical interludes in Verdi’s score."

"This was such a convincing production that it was easy to attach to the emotion of the story, its passion, jealousy, fury and tende...


"Stage director Stephanie Havey told highly dramatic story of THE CRUCIBLE in a realistic manner .... That kept the tension building until the end of the show. Havey made a point of letting the audience see the different personalities of various cast members"



"The Pittsburgh Opera staging by Stephanie Havey, which opened Saturday evening at the Benedum Center, captures the spirit of that novel remarkably well."
-Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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"a production that dazzled in all particulars. . .  stage pictures that w...


"Stage director Stephanie Havey treated the story of the courtesan with veristic realism. When Violetta asked Alfredo’s father for an embrace to give her strength, she grabbed him emotionally but he remained stiff. When Alfredo realized that his father had chased away...

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