Noah Spiegel

Noah Spiegel

Musical staff and administration

COO at Nashville Opera, Collaborator, Connector, Arts Advocate, Networker, Volunteer, Producer
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Noah E. Spiegel is a performing arts manager and administrator with nearly twenty years&rsquo experience in stage, company and production management as well as stage direction and design. A native of Brooklyn, NY he grew up in Portland, Maine and moved to Nashville in 2012. Mr. Spiegel has enjoyed a high profile stage management career including theatre, ballet, symphony and opera productions at some of the nation’s leading performing arts institutions.  Highlights include a production of Die Fledermaus directed and with new libretto by the late comedy legend Charles Nelson Reilly (The Dallas Opera); the Sandra Bernhard remount of the Mansouri production of Tosca, a re-creation of the original production that opened the San Francisco War Memorial Opera house in 1927; a new production of The Merry Widow with libretto by the late Tony-Award winner Wendy Wasserstein broadcast live on Great Performances (both at San Francisco Opera); the New York premiere of Mark Adamo’s Little Women and the remount of the celebrated Live from Lincoln Center production of A Little Night Music whose revival cast included Jeremy Irons, Juliet Stevenson, Claire Bloom, Michelle Pawk, Marc Kudisch and Anna Kendrick, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Susan Stroman (New York City Opera). In addition, he has worked on world premieres of commissioned operas and plays, such as the world premiere of the Armenian opera Arshak II directed by the world renowned Francesca Zambello for San Francisco Opera and The Tales of Washington Irving directed by Bartlett Sher at Portland Stage Company. In addition to work in Dallas, San Francisco and New York, Spiegel has worked across the country on a wide range of classic and new repertoire at such notable companies as Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Michigan Opera Theatre, Chautauqua Opera, Utah Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Sarasota Opera, Santa Barbara Opera, Opera Memphis, Opera Festival of New Jersey, American Stage Festival, American Symphony Orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall and Spoleto Festival USA. For eight seasons, he served as the Director of Production for Tulsa Opera, the nation’s 18th oldest opera company, where he produced three full scale productions per season, two regional educational tours, an apprentice production in a non-traditional venue and a cabaret series as well as multiple youth opera performances each season. As Director of Production, Spiegel produced the Oklahoma premiere of Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince, designed by the late Maria Bjornson (Broadway’s The Phantom of the Opera), which has been performed across the United States and was filmed for the BBC. In addition, his tenure at Tulsa Opera includes notable company premieres of Janacek’s The Cunning Little Vixen and Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin—which both were the first operas performed in their respective languages (Czech and Russian) in the history of Tulsa Opera. In addition, he has directed tours of The Magic Flute and Green Eggs and Ham, which performed for over 100,000 students in the Oklahoma region. In 2009, Spiegel was recognized by Tulsa Business Journal as one of “40 Under 40” Professionals to Watch in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 2010, he was named “The Visionary” by Tulsa People for their article on Change Agents in Tulsa. He served as an advisor to the Board of Directors for Oklahomans for Equality (OkEq), the 5th largest LGBT advocacy organization in the United States. At OkEq, he led the strategic planning team, and implemented not-for-profit best practices. He served on the Leadership Team for Tulsa Metro Chamber’s Tulsa Young Professionals (TYPros) Diversity Crew for 2010 and 2011, leading diversity and inclusion initiatives for the largest young professional organization in the nation. In 2012, he created the wildly successful TYPros Arts Initiative, focused on connecting young professionals with the arts and culture industries, and their positive economic impact on the Northeastern Oklahoma region.   In 2012, Spiegel joined the team at Nashville Opera as the Chief Operating Officer, overseeing administrative operations, fund development, financial matters, marketing and public relations as well as assisting Artistic & General Director John Hoomes in the planning of programming and budgeting. In June 2013, Nashville Opera became the first opera company to be the lead grantee for the prestigious NEA "Our Town" Grant program, which funds creative placemaking efforts. The Music City Opera Project, which the grant will fund, is to take place in 2015. In November 2013, Nashville Opera received a funding from a private donor to underwrite the recording of 2 operas for commercial release: scheduled for 2014 to be released in 2014 and 2015.  Spiegel holds bachelor’s degrees in acting, costume design and technical theatre from University of Southern Maine Portland-Gorham and a master’s in fine arts in stage management from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  He is a member of American Guild of Musical Artists and served on the Board of the Stage Manager’s Association representing the Central United States region. He was an original member of the invitation-only AGMA Staging Staff caucus, overseeing standardizing contract language for AGMA staging staff nationwide. 
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