- Director, Artistic/Stage
In 1991, Andrea Mellis founded the ensemble MARIAHILFER OPER and has been its Artistic Director ever since. She has also worked as director for the STEIRISCHER HERBST, an annual music festival in southern Austria, for THEATER HOF in Hof, Germany and at the FESTSPIELHAUS in St. Pölten, Austria. Her work as director has included L’Orfeo (Monteverdi), Dido and Aeneas (Purcell), Hänsel und Gretel (Humperdinck) Noye’s Fludd and The Golden Vanity (Britten) Ludus Danielis (or Daniel in the Lion’s Den), Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, The Beggars’Opera (Gay/Pepusch) and Pollicino (Hans Werner Henze).
One of her recent production engagements was a new version of "Into the Woods" (Sondheim) at the Steirischer Herbst Festival in Austria, running for 7 sold-out performances.