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Michael Ehrman

  • Director, Artistic/Stage


Michael Ehrman staged the American Opera Series in Central City from 1996-1999, including the fortieth anniversary Ballad of Baby Doe (recorded by Newport Classics), Susannah , Robert Ward’s The Crucible, and Street Scene. Other works in his repertoire include La Boheme, La Traviata, Pagliacci, Macbeth, Cosi fan Tutte, Le Nozze di Figaro, Faust, Falstaff, Rigoletto, Madama Butterfly, Albert Herring, The Turn of the Screw, Eugene Onegin, Tosca, and The Postman Always Rings Twice.
Mr. Ehrman has extensive experience as a teacher and as author/director of many educational opera programs. He was Director of Opera at Northwestern University, for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and at Roosevelt University/Chicago College of Performing Arts . He has also directed at Indiana University, Yale University, University of Kentucky, Hartt School of Music, and Shenandoah University,
He served on the artistic staffs and was Stage Director/Acting Coach for the Young Artist Programs at Central City Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Wolf Trap, Greater Miami Opera, Virginia Opera, Lake George Opera, Utah Opera, The Israeli Vocal Arts Institute, Intermezzo Young Artist Program, the Brevard Music Center, and the New National Theater, Tokyo.
In 2003 at Central City Opera he directed the world premiere of Henry Mollicone’s Gabriel’s Daughter, and staged the 50th Anniversary production of The Ballad of Baby Doe in 2006. Ehrman’s acclaimed production of the musical Carnival was named on several of Chicago ?s “Ten Best” lists for 2005.
Most recently he directed the Chicago premiere of Ronald Perera’s The Yellow Wallpaper, Le Nozze di Figaro at the Hartt School, Manon and Romeo et Juliette for Indiana University and The Sound of Music and Carmen at the Brevard Music Center. Future engagements include Falstaff for Indianapolis Opera in Spring 2007, La Boheme and Camelot at the Brevard Center, Susannah and Le Nozze di Figaro at Indiana University, and Die Zauberflote at Tulsa Opera.