Sarah Ina Meyers
Sarah Meyers is a stage director based in New York, where she has been on the directing staff of the Metropolitan Opera since 2006. After assisting Francesca Zambello on the premier of Rachel Portman’s The Little Prince at Houston Grand Opera, Ms. Meyers staged the production for New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, and Lithuania National Opera (Vilnius).
In November 2015, Ms. Meyers made her debut with the Washington National Opera, directing Hansel and Gretel in a production hailed as a “scrumptious holiday treat” by DC Metro Arts. Other recent directorial credits include 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 Franco Zeffirelli’s La Traviata and Mary Zimmerman’s Lucia di Lammermoor for the Metropolitan Opera.
In May 2014, Sarah directed the world-premier of Ken Ueno’s Gallo for Guerilla Opera in Boston. The production 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.
Ms. Meyers has a passion for directing and developing contemporary opera. 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 also directed Louis Karchin’s Jane Eyre at the Center for Contemporary Opera. Upcoming engagements include the world premiere of a new opera by Gregg Kallor, The Tell-Tale Heart, in October, 2016.
In addition to her work at Juilliard and in Crested Butte, she has directed and taught for companies including Emerald City Opera, Aspen Opera Theater Center, the Boston Opera Project and Wolf Trap Opera. Ms. Meyers has a B.A. from Harvard University in Music and Philosophy, an M.A. from Columbia University in Theatre, and will be completing her Ph.D. at Columbia University in Fall, 2016.