Eva-maria Melbye

Eva-maria Melbye

Stage Director

Stage director
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2017Gounod: FaustStage Director
2015Sol går op sol går nedStage director
2014Steingrimur Rohloff: BabelStage director


Since her debut production from the Opera Academy of Stockholm in 2008, Eva-Maria has shown a very personal expression and approach to opera as an art form. Without taking any shortcuts, she grasps the core of the piece both musically and thematically. 
Her unique style was showcased in her recent staging of the new opera “Sol går op sol går ned” by the Danish composer Pelle Gudmundsen-Holmgren. This piece was sold out and prolonged with extra shows at Takkelloftet at The Danish Royal Opera House. She also experienced great success with her production “Babel” by Steingrimur Rohloff, another newly written piece, which was nominated for the Danish Theatre prize Reumert in the category “Best Opera”.
She was nominated for the 2016 International Opera Awards, Young Director.
Eva-Maria is fascinated by the raw power of the music in opera as well as the singing body. Besides working at an advanced artistic level with opera as a phenomenon and an art form, she also works with projects outside the sphere of conventional opera, where she experiments with using the room of the performance as part of the audiences’ experience. One such upcoming project is a staging of the new piece “Senza Sangue” by composer Peter Ëotvös, and Bartók’s “Bluebeard’s Castle”, which are both co-produced by GSO and Bergen National Opera, and conducted by Eötvös. Both will premiere, as a double bill, during the spring of 2016.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Gounod: Faust Stage Director Norrlandsoperan 2017
Sol går op sol går ned Stage director Immediately Royal Danish Opera (Det Kongelige Teater) 2015
Steingrimur Rohloff: Babel Stage director Immediately Athelas Sinfonietta 2014


nominated for The International Opera Awards, Young Director
Reumert prize, "Babel" nominated in the category "best Opera"