2016–17 Season: Associate Director of Aida
Stage director E. Loren Meeker returns to San Francisco Opera after directing Die Fledermaus in 2006 and associate directing Show Boat in 2014. Loren’s recent directing engagements include Carmen at Washington National Opera, Die Fledermaus at Lyric Opera of Chicago, Trial by Jury at Houston Grand Opera, La Bohème at San Diego Opera and the Glimmerglass Festival, Manon Lescaut at Singapore Lyric Opera, and Manon at Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires. Other recent work includes the world premiere of Jason and the Argonauts for Lyric Opera of Chicago and four world premieres for Houston Grand Opera: River of Light, Past the Checkpoints, From My Mother’s Mother, and A Way Home. In addition, she has directed new productions for New Orleans Opera (Die Fledermaus, Lucia di Lammermoor), Finger Lakes Opera (L’Elisir d’Amore, Carmen), Amarillo Opera (Candide), and the Boston University Opera Institute (Cendrillon, Vinkensport). Upcoming engagements include Candide at Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse and Opera National de Bordeaux, Faust at New Orleans Opera, and Il Barbiere di Siviglia at Opera San Antonio.