Sarah Meyers is a stage director based in New York, where she has been on the directing staff of the Metropolitan Opera since 2006. In November 2015, Ms. Meyers made her debut with the Washington National Opera, directing Hansel and Gretel in a production that DC Metro Arts declared a “scrumptious holiday treat.” She assisted Francesca Zambello on the premier of Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince at Houston Grand Opera, and since then she has staged the production for New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Lithuania National Opera. Other recent directorial credits include a new production of her own original adaptation of Die Fledermaus with Boston University’s Tanglewood Institute, Dido and Aeneas for the Juilliard School of Music, Die Zauberflöte and Carmen for the Crested Butte Music Festival, the New England premiere of Mark Adamo’s Little Women with the Boston Opera Project, and revivals of La Traviata and Lucia di Lammermoor for the Metropolitan Opera.
Ms. Meyers has a passion for directing and developing contemporary opera. In May 2014, Sarah directed the world-premier of Ken Ueno’s Gallo for Guerilla Opera in Boston. The production, which won Arts Impulse’s 2014 Best Opera award, was hailed as “one of Guerilla Opera’s best” and highly praised by the Boston Globe for its inventiveness and “striking tableaux.” In November 2013, Ms. Meyers directed a production of Britten’s Noye’s Fludde, which was called “enchanting” by the NY Times. She was the associate director to Julie Taymor for Elliot Goldenthal’s Grendel at LA Opera and the Lincoln Center Festival in 2006.
Ms. Meyers has a B.A. from Harvard University in Music and Philosophy and an M.A. in Theatre from Columbia University, where she is currently completing a dissertation on the subject of the uncanny in contemporary performance.