With an extensive background in dramaturgy and a growing resume as a stage director, Andrew Eggert is a director to watch. In the 2012-13 season, he directed the US premiere of Clemency by James MacMillan for Boston Lyric Opera and Bluebeard's Castle for Opera Omaha. He has enjoyed a longstanding relationship with Chicago Opera Theater where he directed Mosè in Egitto and La Tragédie de Carmen as well as serving eight seasons as an assistant director. He is a regular collaborator of Stage Director Diane Paulus having served as Associate Director on a number of projects including the world première of Death and the Powers at the Opéra de Monte Carlo, as well as US performances at the American Repertory Theatre and Chicago Opera Theater; Die Zauberflöte at Canadian Opera Company; and Gotham Chamber Opera’s production of Il mondo della luna at the Hayden Planetarium.
As an assistant director, he has worked with directors including David Schweizer, Kenneth Cazan, Lillian Groag, Tazewell Thompson, Andrei Serban, Francisco Negrin, and James Robinson. He has been a guest stage director at the Chicago College of Performing Arts, Princeton University, and the Yale Baroque Opera Project, and has worked with the young artist programs of Glimmerglass Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and Wolf Trap Opera. His new production of Mourning Becomes Electra was selected as a winner of Opera America’s 2009 Director-Designer Showcase. As dramaturg, he has worked with Rebecca Taichman on Telemann’s Orpheus and Michael Counts on Mosè in Egitto, both for the New York City Opera. Mr. Eggert is a graduate of Yale University and is currently pursuing a PhD in historical musicology at Columbia University.