Andrew Nienaber

Andrew Nienaber

Stage Director

"Utterly, fabulously engaging..."
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« of the most charming entertainment experiences you can have this season...»
«Stage director Andrew Nienaber showed expert hand can do with talented comedic actors. The opera was, from beginning to end, legitimately hilarious, sending the audience into torrents of laughter.»
«A rousing success»
the Winston-Salem journal (2018)
2018Puccini: ToscaStage Director
2018Puccini: ToscaStage Director
2018Mozart: Don GiovanniStage Director
2018Dvořák: RusalkaStage Director
2017Puccini: ToscaStage Director
2017Puccini: ToscaStage Director
2015Mozart: Die ZauberflöteStage Director
2013Rossini: Il Barbiere Di SivigliaStage Director
2013Rossini: Il Barbiere Di SivigliaStage Director


Andrew Nienaber's productions of The Barber of Seville have been called "a rousing success" by the Winston-Salem Journal, and “legitimately hilarious” by Berkshire Fine Arts, and his Elixir of Love for Resonance Works/Pittsburgh, awarded the American Prize for "Best Opera Performance of the Year", was hailed as "utterly, fabulously engaging," and " of the most charming entertainment experiences you can have this season..." His other directing credits include Tosca for l'Opera de Montreal, Opera Idaho, and Permian Basin Opera, Rusalka for Resonance Works/Pittsburgh, The Magic Flute for Piedmont Opera, The Elixir of Love for Opera Idaho and Hubbard Hall Opera, and Don Giovanni for Opera Idaho. As an Assistant Director he has been on the directing staff of several major opera companies around the nation, including Dallas Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, Ft. Worth Opera and Central City Opera. He was the stage director for Opera Pacific’s acclaimed Opera Camp program, including the world premiere of Das Püppet, a pastiche of Wagner and Beethoven with a story written by children, and the United States premiere of The Star Child, for which he wrote the English libretto.

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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Puccini: Tosca Stage Director Opera Birmingham 2019
Puccini: Tosca Stage Director 1 week Permian Basin Opera, Texas, USA 2018
Puccini: Tosca Stage Director 1 week Michigan Opera Theatre (Detroit) 2018
Mozart: Don Giovanni Stage Director 1 week Opera Idaho 2018
Dvořák: Rusalka Stage Director 1 week Resonance Works Pittsburgh 2018