Andrew Chown

Stage Director

ChownAndrew Chown
Stage Director

Andrew Chown is an acclaimed director who has worked on many of the world’s leading stages.  For the New York City Opera he has directed Partenope, Of Mice and Men, The Love for Three Oranges and Rigoletto. Other credits include Der Fliegende Holländer (Associate Director) for the Washington National Opera,Albert Herring for the Intermezzo Opera Festival, La Boheme for Tokyo City Opera, Madama Butterfly for Boheme Opera, Amahl and the Night Visitors and Gianni Schicchi for Queens Opera,Hansel and Gretel for Virginia Opera, and The Piped Piper and the world premiere of Marlas Lunchbox for Los Angeles Opera.

Equally at home on the drama stage, Andrew has directed such works as The Drawer Boy for the Act2 Playhouse, Richard Greenberg’s The American Plan for the Tiffany Theatre in Los Angeles, The Maids, Success And God for the Chichester Festival Theatre in England. In Boston Andrew directed the premiers ofClay and Philosophy On The Side for the Boston Playwright’s Theatre, and The Mouse for the Chamber Repertory Theatre.

Andrew has done many productions in Toronto, Ontario: Measure for Measure for the Actors Lab Theatre, Jewel for the Theatre Passe Muraille, Hopscotch, and Christie In Love for the Triune Theatre, and Billy Bishop Goes To War for the Laughing water Festival in Meaford, Ontario. This past summer he directed the musical Once Upon a Mattress for the Princeton Festival.

Andrew has directed for many leading young artist programs throughout the world, including Opera New Jersey, Chautauqua Opera, Central City Opera, and the Intermezzo Opera Festival.  This summer he will join the Siena Music Festival in Siena, Italy where he will direct Massenet’s Cendrillon and Verdi’s Falstaff.  

Andrew is an Adjunct Professor at Temple University’s Boyer School of Music where he as directed Lee Hoiby’s opera A Month in the Country, Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Ravel’s Lheure Espagnole and Poulenc’s Les Mamelles de Tiresias, and Die Fledermaus.  For the Peabody Conservatory he will be directing Delibes’ Lakme.

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